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Capitol Hill evacuating after report of explosive in truck near Capitol

Capitol police: "This is an active bomb threat investigation."
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Posted at 10:18 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 10:57:14-04

WASHINGTON (WTXL) — Police are investigating a report of a possible explosive device in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill and have evacuated the area around the building.

That's according to two law enforcement officials who've spoken on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.

U.S. Capitol Police say officers were “responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress.”

The building is near the Capitol and the Supreme Court.

The law enforcement officials say investigators were at the scene and working to determine whether the device was an operable explosive.

“The FBI Washington Field Office's National Capital Response Squad is responding with our partners to reports of a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress,” a spokesperson said in a statement.