Published on: Thursday, August 19, 2021

U.S. Capitol police on Thursday morning were urging people to stay away from the area near the Library of Congress as they conducted an “active bomb threat investigation” after a man drove a black pickup onto the sidewalk in front of the library's Thomas Jefferson Building at 9:15 a.m. ET and told an officer he had a bomb (article available here).

The U.S. Supreme Court was among the buildings that were evacuated. Other buildings evacuated were the Library of Congress; the Cannon, Jefferson and Madison office buildings, according to the Washington Post.

The man surrendered without incident on Thursday afternoon after a tense five-hour standoff. It's not clear if there was an actual bomb.