Authorities evacuated Union Station in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon due to a bomb threat, according to local police.
Frightened commuters ran out of the station during the evacuation as emergency crews and bomb sniffing dogs descended on scene. Metro Transit Police K-9 units worked with Amtrak Police to investigate a report of a suspicious package left in the vicinity of the Amtrak platforms, reports WJLA.
The evacuation began during the afternoon rush-hour just after 5 p.m. An unidentified police officer told Reuters, “We got a bomb threat.”
Authorities found nothing upon investigating the scene, according to NBC4. Metro’s red line is running uninterrupted through the station. Evacuees are returning to the station.
Union Station evacuated in Washington DC. I’ve counted at least 21 police cars and more keep arriving. pic.twitter.com/M7W29UFpAa
— Ryan Saylor (@TheRyanSaylor) July 27, 2016
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