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White House press briefing evacuation due to security concerns

Parts of the White House and a Senate office building were evacuated on Tuesday after telephone bomb threats.

The White House press briefing room was evacuated just a few hours after parts of the Senate's Dirksen office building were emptied by security guards.

No threats were found at the US congressional complex, and an "all clear" has been declared at the White House.

Footage shows White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stopping the briefing mid-session.

  • 09 Jun 2015
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