Monday 8 July 2024 - 02:36

Pennsylvania Capitol Evacuated after Bomb Threat

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Pennsylvania Capitol Evacuated after Bomb Threat
A House Democratic Caucus spokesperson confirmed to ABC27 News that everyone inside the building was told to evacuate immediately, The Hill reported.

Capitol Police began searching the Pennsylvania complex with K9 units, but no explosives were found during the search, the outlet reported.

The email was titled “My manifesto” and sent to state lawmakers around 5:45 p.m. Saturday evening. The individual claimed to have put “highly lethal lead azide devices” around the building.

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D) posted on the social media platform X, thanking law enforcement for their “courage and professionalism.”

In another post, Bizzarro said he said he is “tired of the foolery and unhinged behavior” and said he hopes they “find this menace.”

In a statement to ABC27 News, Capitol Police said it is working with the FBI to conduct a comprehensive search and investigation.

Biden and his wife Jill are expected to depart Washington Sunday morning and head to Pennsylvania for campaign events.