Secret Service Investigates Bomb Threat at D.C. Hotel

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A bomb threat at a hotel in downtown D.C. where the first lady was expected Wednesday has been cleared, the Secret Service says.

The threat was made at about 11:45 a.m. by a person who claimed to have a bomb in their car at the Washington Hilton parking garage in the 1900 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, a Secret Service spokesman said.

D.C. police and the U.S. Secret Service investigated the scene, which required road closures along T Street NW between Connecticut Avenue and Florida Avenue. No evacuations were made and the scene was cleared of any suspicious devices just before 1 p.m., authorities said.

First lady Michelle Obama was scheduled to appear at a luncheon Wednesday at the Washington Hilton hotel at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. It is unclear if she was at the hotel at the time of the bomb threat.

The incident is under investigation.

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