Authorities evacuated several floors of a U.S. Senate office building on Tuesday, after receiving a bomb threat, U.S. Capitol Police say. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Authorities evacuated people from several floors of a U.S. Senate office building and were investigating a report of a suspicious package on Tuesday (June 9) after a bomb threat phone call, U.S. Capitol Police said. Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said Capitol Police had received a call about a package in room G-40 of the Dirksen building, which is part of the complex surrounding the U.S. Capitol. Dirksen houses various offices for U.S. senators and their staff as well as hearing rooms. "Several floors in the (Dirksen building) have been evacuated as a precaution while the USCP continues to investigate," Schneider said in a statement. The evacuation interrupted a Senate hearing on the Transportation Security Administration.