Guests return to Georgetown hotel after threat, evacuation


WASHINGTON (AP) — Guests at a hotel in the Georgetown area of Washington are being allowed to return to the building after they were evacuated for more than two hours because of a bomb threat.

In a statement, Marriott says authorities gave the all clear at the Marriott Washington Georgetown about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. District of Columbia police spokeswoman Alice Kim confirms that the situation has been cleared and no hazardous materials were found.

Marriott says authorities advised guests to evacuate the 470-room and suite hotel after the threat was called in. Marriott says guests were moved to a sister property nearby until they got the all clear a few hours later.

The street where the 470-room and suite hotel is located was closed but has reopened.

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