Library of Congress Bomb Threat 8/19

August 19, 2021

There is an active bomb threat investigation near the Library of Congress. Nearby buildings are being evacuated and some are under shelter-in-place orders. Please avoid the area. 

WMATA Orange/Silver/Blue Line trains are bypassing Capitol South. Shuttle buses have been requested. 

There is no threat to campus. 



  • Suspect in custody.
  • Associated road closures remain in place
  • Per MTA, commuter bus riders can anticipate delays and/or detours around this area until streets are reopened this afternoon.
  • WMATA Orange/Silver/Blue Line trains are still bypassing Capitol South Metro Station

Still no threat to campus.

***UPDATE 2****

US Capitol Police reports the police activity has cleared and the associated road closures are now open to traffic.

WHS/DOD Shuttles Update:

DoD Shuttle Rt 7 (Pent – Cap Hill) has suspended operations for the rest of the day.  Anticipate that operations will resume on regular schedule tomorrow (August 20).