The US Vice President Kamala Harris husband “second gentleman” was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat at the Washington high school. He was visiting to celebrate African American history, officials said.
Douglas Emhoff, was pulled away by his security during commemorations of Black History Month at Dunbar High School in Washington, DC. Pupils were also told to evacuate.
Washington public schools spokeswoman Enrique Gutierrez told reporters that “It was a bomb threat”.
“We had a threat today to the facility so; basically we took the precaution of evacuating everybody, as you saw. I think everyone is safe. The building is clear.”
No details were made public about the bomb threat .
Emhoff spokeswoman Katie Peters tweeted that “Secret Service was made aware of a security threat at a school where the @SecondGentleman was meeting with students and faculty.”
U.S. Secret Service was made aware of a security threat at a school where the @SecondGentleman was meeting with students and faculty. Mr. Emhoff is safe and the school has been evacuated. We are grateful to Secret Service and D.C. Police for their work.
— Katie Peters (@KatiePeters46) February 8, 2022
“Mr Emhoff is safe and the school has been evacuated. We are grateful to Secret Service and DC Police for their work,” Peters said.
Harris is the first woman elected US vice president and also the first Black woman and Asian American in the post. Emhoff, a lawyer frequently travels alone or with Harris to help promote the White House agenda.