US Police: Bomb outside the Capitol
The US Capitol Police confirms that a bomb was spotted inside a suspicious truck near the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC.
The US Capitol Police confirmed today, Thursday, that they found a bomb inside a suspicious truck near the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
The Capitol Police posted on Twitter that they were investigating an actual bomb threat.
MEDIA ALERT: This is an active bomb threat investigation. The staging area for journalists covering this situation is at Constitution and First Street, NW for your safety.— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) August 19, 2021
Please continue to avoid the area around the Library of Congress. pic.twitter.com/jTNVaBmVwR
Earlier, the Associated Press quoted its sources as saying that "the Capitol Police are investigating a report about the presence of explosives on the truck."
Police are asking civilians to stay away from the suspicious truck until further information is provided.
NOW: The USCP is responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress.— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) August 19, 2021
Please stay away from this area and follow this account for the latest information. pic.twitter.com/LMBYBTJn4t
Two law enforcement officials said that the area around the Capitol is clear, noting that the Congress is on recess this week.