Members of Pa.’s congressional delegation say they’re safe during Capitol Hill bomb threat

The threat was made around 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning by a man in a black pickup truck, according to an Associated Press report. 

By: - August 19, 2021 1:20 pm

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Law enforcement in Washington D.C. have evacuated the Library of Congress and surrounding buildings Thursday following a bomb threat, according to multiple news reports.

The threat was made around 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning by a man in a black pickup truck, according to an Associated Press report. 

Congress is in recess this week, but U.S. Capitol Police told reporters Thursday that staff were in the buildings when the threat was made.

Several members of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation have reported that they and their staff are safe.

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.

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