HHS building in the capital evacuated after a bomb threat was reported

A building housing the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., was evacuated Wednesday morning after a report of a bomb threat.

“This morning, a bomb threat was received in the Humphrey Building. Out of great caution, we have evacuated the building and no incident has been reported,” Sarah Lowenheim, Assistant Secretary of HHS Public Affairs, said in a statement. hill.

Law enforcement from multiple agencies meets outside the Department of Health and Human Services after the agency received a bomb threat
Law enforcement from multiple agencies is meeting outside the Department of Health and Human Services after the agency received a bomb threat.
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Law enforcement from multiple agencies is gathering outside the Department of Health and Human Services after the agency received a bomb threat in Washington, D.C.
The building was evacuated on Wednesday morning.
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“We are monitoring the situation closely with the Federal Protection Service,” she added.

At least three government buildings near the Humphrey Building have been evacuated Washington Post reported, including the O’Neill House office building and the American Botanic Garden.

Law enforcement from multiple agencies meets outside the Department of Health and Human Services after the agency received a bomb threat in Washington, DC, USA, on October 27, 2021.
A number of streets in the area were closed.
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Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies respond after the Department of Health and Human Services building received a bomb threat on October 27, 2021 in Washington, DC.
At least three government buildings were evacuated.
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Reports also said that a number of streets in the area were closed due to the response of the US Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

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