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White House Briefing Room Evacuated by Secret Service for Bomb Threat

The White House briefing room was suddenly evacuated by the Secret Service this afternoon over reports of a bomb threat.

Reporters tweeted out images from the scene:

Some reporters highlighted on Twitter how all the camera live feeds were covered after the evacuation:

Press Secretary Josh Earnest tweeted out that the briefing will resume soon:

And shortly after that was tweeted out, reporters were allowed back inside.

The evacuation comes just hours after Capitol Police evacuated part of a Senate office building over concerns about a suspicious package and a bomb threat phone call.

And the Secret Service said that precautions were taken in the White House because of another phoned-in bomb threat. Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought into the briefing room.

You can watch the briefing being cut short here:

Below is longer video of the evacuation, via C-SPAN:

[featured image via @annekwalters]

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