A bomb threat is under investigation at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday morning in Arlington, Virginia. The cemetery has been evacuated.
Both cemetery officials and emergency services workers from the nearby Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall are investigating.
via Arlington National Cemetery Twitter:
Arlington National Cemetery officials and @JBMHH emergency services are currently responding to a #BombThreat to the cemetery.
All families, visitors and employees have been evacuated safely from all public buildings and work areas while the threat is being investigated.
That is all the information available at this time. Officials will provide updates when they become available.
Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 624 acres (253 ha) the dead of the nation’s conflicts have been buried, beginning with the Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. The United States Department of the Army, a component of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), controls the cemetery.
The Arlington National Cemetery is notable for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which stands on top of a hill overlooking Washington, D.C.