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

(*This developing story will be updated)

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.

My entire staff and I are working safely from the district or remotely.

I am praying for a safe outcome — and am thankful to the brave Capitol Police for their swift response.

— Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (@RepDean) August 19, 2021

I’m very thankful for our brave @CapitolPolice responding to this threat near the Capitol and I pray for their safety.

Our D.C. team is safe and we are monitoring the situation carefully.

— Matt Cartwright (@RepCartwright) August 19, 2021

Closely monitoring this situation. @CapitolPolice continue to protect our Capitol in the most difficult circumstances – my team and I are grateful for their service to our nation.

— Chrissy Houlahan (@RepHoulahan) August 19, 2021

My staff and I are safe and working remotely or from PA today. I’m keeping the law enforcement and first responders who are on the scene in my thoughts as we continue to monitor the situation.

— Rep. Susan Wild (@RepSusanWild) August 19, 2021

Originally published at,by Cassie Miller

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