Walter Reed Reopens Following Bomb Threat

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A bomb threat was called in to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, forcing a building to be closed for three hours at the facility outside Washington.

A military official says someone phoned in a threat minutes before 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, saying a bomb would detonate about an hour later in the center’s America building, which contains a group of clinics.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly release information about the incident.

He says law enforcement swept the building with explosive detecting dogs, but no devices were found. The building was reopened at 1 p.m.

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