WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was whisked out of an event Tuesday at a Washington high school by Secret Service agents following an apparent security concern.
Emhoff was at Dunbar High School for an event in commemoration of Black History Month.
He was in the school's museum for about five minutes before a member of his security detail approached him saying, "we have to go."
Emhoff was removed from the building into his waiting motorcade.
Students and educators at the school were instructed to leave the school, with an overhead announcement saying, "evacuate the building."
EW Scripps' Joe St. George said that according to the White House press pool, Emhoff was escorted out of the event because of a bomb threat.
White House pool: Second Gentleman @DouglasEmhoff escorted out of event by Secret Service because of bomb threat.
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) February 8, 2022
District of Columbia Public Schools spokesman Enrique Gutierrez told the Associated Press that it was due to a bomb threat.
The AP reported that details were not immediately provided by Emhoff and Harris's spokespersons, nor did the Secret Service respond back for comment.
During her daily White House briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said she didn't "have any updates on this," the news outlet reported.