UPDATE 2-Police evacuate building near U.S. Capitol after bomb threat

June 9, 2015 4:49 PM

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WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) - Authorities evacuated people from several floors of a U.S. Senate office building on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat by telephone, U.S. Capitol Police said.

Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said Capitol Police received the call and are investigating a report of suspicious package in room G-40 of the Dirksen building, part of the complex near the U.S. Capitol.

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