Multiple bomb threats have been reported in the Washington, D.C. area, targeting various locations including schools, landmarks, and a house of worship. The latest incident occurred at the Capitol View Library in Southeast on Saturday morning, prompting an investigation by the D.C. police. Limited information is available regarding the nature of the threat.
Earlier in the week, Arlington National Cemetery also received a bomb threat, resulting in a temporary halt to funeral services and visitation. However, after a thorough search, authorities confirmed that no explosive devices were found, allowing operations to resume.
In late August, the National Zoo was evacuated due to a bomb threat, but subsequent investigations by the D.C. police revealed no evidence of explosives. Similarly, John F. Kennedy High School in Wheaton-Glenmont received a false bomb threat on the same day as the incident at the zoo.
Additional bomb threats were reported at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda and Bullis School in Potomac earlier in August. Both threats were determined to be false alarms after thorough investigations by law enforcement.
The Masjid Muhammad mosque in Northwest was also targeted by a bomb threat, according to the Council of American-Islamic Relations. However, police found no explosives during a search of the premises.
Authorities are actively investigating these incidents to identify the individuals responsible for the bomb threats.