Arlington, VA

(Update at 3:15 p.m.) Arlington National Cemetery is now back open to the public, after investigators determined that a bomb threat made this morning was unfounded.

Cemetery officials evacuated the burial ground earlier this morning, and now say the cemetery will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight, as usual.

Earlier: Arlington National Cemetery was evacuated this morning (Wednesday) due to a bomb threat, and is now closed to visitors for the rest of the day.

Cemetery officials wrote on Twitter that visitors and employees alike were safely escorted off the premises as the investigation continues.

Both cemetery officials and emergency services workers from the nearby Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall are investigating.

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