UPDATED: Marriott in West End Evacuated After Bomb Threat
(Updated at 10:20 a.m.) A Marriott in West End was evacuated this morning after someone called the hotel with a bomb threat, according to a hotel representative.
Guests of the Washington Marriott Georgetown at 1221 22nd St. NW were relocated temporarily across the street to its sister property, the Renaissance Dupont Circle, spokesman Mark Indre told Borderstan. They returned to the Marriott about 9:30 a.m., when police concluded their investigation and found nothing suspicious.
“We immediately contacted the authorities and they responded right away,” Indre said. “Out of abundance of caution, the authorities advised to evacuate the hotel.”
Police were dispatched to 22nd and N streets NW about 7:30 a.m. to investigate a report of a suspicious package, shutting down streets in the area, according to authorities. The roads reopened by 9:45 a.m.
@DCPoliceTraffic UPDATE: All streets closed in reference to 22nd & N Street, NW ARE NOW OPEN
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