BREAKING: Bomb squad on the scene at Hart and Russell Senate office buildings #BreakingNews
— POLITICO (@politico) April 17, 2013
With the entire nation on edge following the horrific scenes in Boston on Monday, there were reports of a suspicious packages being found at senate buildings in Washington D.C. The scene has now been given the all clear.
Dana Bash reports Cap. Hill Police have removed the suspicious packages/letters and given the all-clear for Hart and Russell Senate offices.
— John O'Connor Jr.(@JohnOConnorJr_) April 17, 2013
Here's what we know so far...
1. The Package is Located on the Third Floor
Staffers at the Senate are being told to avoid the third floor of the Hart & Russell building after the reports of a suspicious package.
2. Panic is Gripping D.C.
It comes as the nation's capital engulfed with Ricin scares.
3. There are Reports of a Man in Custody
CNN: Man in custody on 3rd floor of Hart Office Building
— Chris Golden (@chrisgolden) April 17, 2013
4. The Building has Been Cleared
Buildings Hart and Russell cleared out on Capitol Hill. I am here right now and all looks calm.
— Mariam Khan (@MKhan47) April 17, 2013
— MichaelMathes (@MichaelMathes) April 17, 2013
5. Oklahoma City has Also Been Gripped
There is also an ongoing bomb threat in Oklahoma City, close to the anniversary of the 1995 bombing in OKC.