On Tuesday, a 2nd bomb threat in Washington D.C. forced the temporary evacuation of the White House press briefing room. The Secret Service interrupted the in-progress briefing around 2 p.m. and White House reporters were evacuated to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Earlier in the day, U.S. Capitol Police temporarily evacuated several floors of a Senate office building after a phoned-in bomb threat.
At approximately 2:35 p.m., reporters were allowed to return to the briefing room and White House press secretary Josh Earnest resumed the daily press briefing. Earnest then confirmed to the press that the threat was phoned into the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.
President Obama was inside the White House at the time of the bomb threat, but was not evacuated. The White House press corps then pressed Earnest as to why the President was not evacuated from the White House during the potential threat. Earnest referred all questions to the Secret Service.