U.S. Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Evacuated From Washington, D.C. School Due to Bomb Threat

United States Secret Service agents evacuated Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff on Feb. 8 from an event at a high school in Northwest Washington, D.C. after a bomb threat.

A U.S. Secret Service agent ushered Emhoff out of a room where he was attending a Black History Month event at the Dunbar High School at 2:18 p.m. local time due to a reported “security threat.”

At 2:34 p.m., a school announcement came over the intercom calling on teachers to evacuate the school, and reporters left the building as well.

D.C. Public Schools Press Secretary Enrique Gutierrez confirmed that there was a bomb threat.

“I think everyone is safe. The building is clear. But I don’t have any specific details at this moment,” Gutierrez told reporters.

Katie Peters, a spokesperson for Emhoff, confirmed that the second gentleman was safe.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris was not at the event.

Dunbar Principal Nadine Smith told reporters that the school decided to send students home for the day due to the incident.

D.C. Police responded and were at the scene.

No device has been found. Police and the U.S. Secret Service are currently investigating.


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