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Evacuations as police probe bomb scare on Capitol Hill

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Washington (AFP) – Several buildings on Capitol Hill were evacuated in a bomb scare Thursday, as police negotiated with a man in a pickup truck threatening to detonate explosives near the site — targeted months ago in a deadly insurrection. Much of the complex was cordoned off as police and FBI agents investigated the truck — which was driven onto the sidewalk near the Capitol building and Library of Congress — for possible explosives. “This is an active bomb threat investigation,” the US Capitol Police said on its Twitter feed. A man appearing to be the suspect took to Facebook Live to str…

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