On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, an evacuation order was issued for the Ford House Office Building at 441 2nd Street SW, in Washington, DC. The Ford building is the home of the Congressional Budget Office. The emergency evacuation order was issued by U. S. Capitol Police when a suspicious package was discovered.
The evacuation order read: “1. An evacuation has been ordered for The Ford House Office Building due to a suspicious package; 2. Remain calm and move in a safe manner to the exits; 3. If nearby, grab Go-Kits and personal belongings on the way out; 4. Close doors behind you, but do not lock; 5. Proceed immediately to your designated assembly area; and 6. Check in with your Office Emergency Coordinator at the assembly area.”
The Political Insider reports:
A suspicious package caused the Ford House office building to be evacuated Tuesday morning. Employees and media were told to exit the building and leave the block. A United States Capitol Police bomb squad arrived on scene.
The Ford office building, located farther down Capitol Hill from other office buildings, does not have offices for lawmakers. It contains the Congressional Budget Office and other staff.