Empty Monument

I’m hearing reports that the Washington Monument has been evacuated due to a bomb threat…anyone know what’s going on?

WTOP says:

WASHINGTON – Police are on the scene and checking out the possibility of a threat at the Washington Monument.
Constitution and Independence Avenues between 15th and 17th Streets have been blocked off so that police can check the area.
The Washington Monument was evacuated Friday afternoon after the threat was received. It is temporarily closed.

A note from DC EMA says they also evacuated the Rayburn building briefly:

US Capitol police reports that they had evacuated the Rayburn Building due to alarm sounding. But all clear was given and all are returning.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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