Sources: Bomb threat called in to Walter Reed Medical Center

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Officials at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are reacting to a bomb threat made Wednesday morning, sources tell The Daily Caller.

A woman who answered the phone at the Bethesda, Md. medical center for the military on Wednesday confirmed to TheDC that a threat had been made, but said she had no additional information.

A spokesman at Walter Reed did not immediately respond to a phone and email message left Wednesday morning. But the medical center tweeted on Wednesday that all “appointments at Walter Reed Bethesda have been suspended until 1pm today.”

Another source told TheDC that authorities are evacuating “building 19.” The medical center employs 8,500 people.

According to its website, Walter Reed serves “military families and our nation’s active duty, returning war heroes, veterans and our Nation’s leaders.”

A spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Police Department had no information on the threat when reached Wednesday morning.

This story will be updated as more information is obtained.

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