First the Boston Marathon bombing. Then letters to the Senate and the president testing positive for ricin. Now, reports of suspicious items in the Russell and Hart Office Buildings.
People not being let out into hallways of Hart as USCP probe possible suspicious package.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 17, 2013
Seeing tweets about suspicious packages in both Russell Senate Building and Hart Senate Building, suspicious substance mailed to White House
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) April 17, 2013
Police are announcing in Russell that they’re clearing the area around Sen. Richard Shelby’s office, @kellyo says live on @msnbc.
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) April 17, 2013
Senate’s Hart building is being evacuated due to suspicious package. #senate
— Sara Wyant (@agripulse) April 17, 2013
@danabashcnn reporting that Hart building is being evacuated and that there are warnings in the Russell building-adding to high alert in DC
— Erin McPike (@ErinMcPike) April 17, 2013
Police investigating suspicious packed in Russell Senate office building….I’m down the hall
— John Graziano (@JAGraziano) April 17, 2013
Per @richedsondc – Senate aide says Cap Police tell them suspicious pkg in Hart Bldg atrium and suspicious envelope on 3rd floor
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) April 17, 2013
THIS @bennyjohnson Email from Capitol Police telling all staffers to stay in their offices due to suspicious package: twitter.com/bennyjohnson/s…
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) April 17, 2013
According to Politico, bomb squads are at both buildings:
RT @politico: BREAKING: Bomb squad on the scene at Hart and Russell Senate office buildings #BreakingNews
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 17, 2013
We will continue to monitor this situation and update with developments.
BREAKING: Senator Shelby’s office confirms Police are investigating suspicious package at his office.
— WKRG (@WKRG) April 17, 2013
Latest: Parts of Capitol being evacuated. 2 suspicious pkgs at Hart building; suspicious envelope at Russell building.
— Josh Levs (@joshlevscnn) April 17, 2013
Police are reportedly questioning a man:
CNN: Man in custody on 3rd floor of Hart Office Building
— Chris Golden (@chrisgolden) April 17, 2013
CNN’s Lisa Desjardins reporting Capitol Hill Police are questioning a man with a backpack in the area of the Hart office building
— PCNN (@PCNN) April 17, 2013
CNN’s Lisa Desjardins reports the man raised suspicion with the content of his backpack and how he responded to police questions
— PCNN (@PCNN) April 17, 2013
Manchin, coming off Senate floor, says he “just heard they quarantined the office, took everybody out of my office.”
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) April 17, 2013
Geez RT @cnbcnow: [PHOTO] Hazardous Materials Response Team truck outside of Russell Senate Office Building: twitter.com/CNBCnow/status…
— J.J. (@CarbonPrimo) April 17, 2013
Photo: A bomb squad at the Russell Senate Office Building – Instagram’s gingergibson bit.ly/17ogToR#Obama #POTUS
—res7cue (@res7cuefox5) April 17, 2013
“Back in your office, shelter in place please!” Capitol police to those walking halls exposed to atrium in Hart Building. Suspicious pckg.
— michael viqueira (@mikeviqueira) April 17, 2013
Media crowd outside US Hart Senate Building twitter.com/MacFarlaneNews…
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) April 17, 2013
Suspicious packages removed from Hart Building, reports @danabashcnn. Capitol police did not say what was in pkgs, she reports
— Dave Boucher (@Dave_Boucher1) April 17, 2013
UPDATE – Senator Shelby’s office has been given the all clear. #susiciouspackage
— DERRICK ROSE | TV (@DRoseTV) April 17, 2013
Cap Police have announced all-clear in Hart Building of suspicious packages. All test results negative, they say.
— Anthony Capaccio (@ACapaccio) April 17, 2013
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