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Union Station Evacuated After Reports Of Suspicious Package, All Clear Given

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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.

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