The White House was evacuated on Tuesday following a telephoned bomb threat, hours after a Senate hearing was interrupted by a similar threat.
According to The Washington Times, the press briefing room was evacuated immediately after a Secret Service agent interrupted ongoing proceedings to say that the room needed to be evacuated.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was in the midst of his regular daily briefing with reporters shortly after 2 p.m. when the Secret Service interruption came
Earnest said that US President Barack Obama was in the room but was not evacuated.
The Secret Service gave the “all clear” signal about 30 minutes later.