Arlington National Cemetery was evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat, officials say.
All visitors and staff were safely removed from the area and that emergency services were investigating, according to a statement from the cemetery.
Barbara Lewandrowski, a spokeswoman for Arlington National Cemetery, told the Washington Post that the facilities and grounds were evacuated at about 9:30 a.m. She said there were no reports of injuries and that everyone was evacuated safely. The threat was made to the cemetery as a whole and not one specific area on its 634-acre site.
NBC4 Washington reports that officials with the cemetery and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall are responding.
Lewandrowski said officials are checking “every single part of the grounds and facilities.” The threat is reportedly still under investigation. Information on how the threat was made was not immediately available.
The cemetery’s official Twitter account wrote around 11 a.m. ET that it “will update the public as soon as we have additional information.”
All families, visitors and employees have been evacuated safely from all public buildings and work areas while the threat is being investigated. pic.twitter.com/x4Q2RRKA33
— Arlington National Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) August 22, 2018