press corps evacuated from white house building

press corps evacuated from white house buildingfrom raw story: A building close to the White House was evacuated says a breaking news report at the Associated Press.

“The evacuated building was the White House conference center, which is around the corner,” AP said of the facility cleared due to a ‘bomb scare.’ “The conference center temporarily houses the White House press corp during a renovation in the West wing.”

The AP report noted that the visit to Washington of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resulted in stepped up security.

According to CNN, a dog in the K-9 units “smelled something suspicious” on an Israeli vehicle.

“There’s no sign of any major problems,” said a CNN correspondent reporting from on-the-scene, “just a sense of caution.”