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Chaos Erupts at Washington DC's Union Station Amid Bomb Threat

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While Police evacuated Union Station in Washington DC due to a suspicious package, the all clear has been given.

Early conflicting reports suggested that the incident may have been an active shooter, but that turned out to be incorrect.

Capital police and the Department of Homeland Security rushed to the scene.

Police blocked off the street leading to the building.

The train station is one block away from the US Capitol building, located in the heart of DC. The incident came at the height of evening rush hour.

Union Station is a converging point for DC's metro, Amtrak rail lines, and other regional trains from neighboring Maryland. Metro lines through the station were exit only, while all other trains, including those bound for Virgina and Maryland, were halted.

The building has now been reopened.

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