WASHINGTON — Second gentleman Doug Emhoff was evacuated on Tuesday from an occasion at a Washington, D.C., highschool after a bomb risk.
Emhoff, who was visiting Dunbar Excessive Faculty for Black Historical past Month, was interrupted by a U.S. Secret Service agent just some minutes after the occasion started and ushered out of the room.
About quarter-hour after Emhoff left the occasion, an announcement was made for college students and college to evacuate the constructing.
Enrique Gutierrez, a spokesperson for D.C. Public Colleges, confirmed that the occasion was abruptly minimize brief as a result of a bomb risk. Gutierrez instructed reporters touring with the second gentleman, “I feel everyone seems to be protected, the constructing is evident.”
A spokesperson for the Secret Service stated brokers “instantly evacuated” the second gentleman after studying of the risk, and that “[a]t this time there’s no info” indicating that the risk was directed at Emhoff.
The spokesperson added that with a purpose to “preserve operational safety, the Secret Service doesn’t focus on our protectees or the means and strategies used to conduct our protecting operations.”
Katie Peters, a spokesperson for the second gentleman, stated in a tweet that Emhoff was protected. “We’re grateful to Secret Service and D.C. Police for his or her work,” she wrote.
Dunbar Principal Nadine Smith instructed reporters that the varsity made the choice to ship college students residence for the day after the incident.