November 30, 2005
Library of Congress evacuated over suspicious odor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The main building of the Library of
Congress was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday because
of a "suspicious odor," but the building reopened early in the
afternoon, a library spokeswoman said.
Nearby buildings, including the U.S. Capitol and the
Supreme Court, were not affected. A second library building
also remained open.
The library spokeswoman said that emergency teams had not
announced the source of the problem but the building was deemed
U.S. Capitol police said two people reported feeling faint
when the incident began. One was treated on the scene and
another taken to the hospital for further examination.