Arlington National Cemetery closes after bomb threat

Aug. 22 (UPI) — Arlington National Cemetery closed Wednesday due to a bomb threat, authorities said.

The cemetery posted a statement online and on its website, saying it closed at noon.

“Arlington National Cemetery officials and [Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall] emergency services are currently responding to a bomb threat to the cemetery,” the statement said.

All families, visitors and employees were evacuated safely.

Funerals were held as scheduled, the cemetery said.

Arlington County Police dispatched a bomb-sniffing dog to assist cemetery staff and military authorities.

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