LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A bomb threat in downtown Washington made a major traffic mess during rush hour Thursday.

Authorities received a call of a threat to the Swedish Embassy in the 2900 block of K Street Northwest around 3:30 p.m.

Police swept the embassy for about three hours, but the search did not yield any suspicious items or materials.

Streets were closed for several hours in the Georgetown area, including traffic in both directions of Rock Creek Parkway near the Kennedy Center, bringing traffic to a standstill.

Street closures in the area were lifted after 6:30 p.m., however traffic delays are still expected.

This story will be updated.

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