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Arlington National Cemetery evacuated after bomb threat

Posted at 12:48 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 13:48:57-04

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery has been evacuated as authorities respond to a bomb threat.

The cemetery said on its social media pages late Wednesday morning that all families, visitors and employees had been evacuated safely from public buildings and work areas. The threat was being investigated.

UPDATE: As of 1 p.m., we are closed to the public the rest of the day (Aug. 22). We are open to funeral attendees and…

Posted by Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, August 22, 2018


The cemetery says it will be closed to the public for the rest of the day, but open for funeral attendees and family pass holders.

No further details were immediately available.

Hundreds of thousands of service members, veterans and their families have been laid to rest in the cemetery just outside the nation’s capital.