- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A bomb threat was made against the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday just hours before the presidential inauguration, a court spokesperson confirmed. 

“The Court received a bomb threat, the building and grounds were checked out, and the building is not being evacuated,” the spokesperson said in a statement.  

The threat comes less than two hours before President-elect Joseph R. Biden takes the oath of office.

The Supreme Court sits directly across from the U.S. Capitol complex where the swearing-in ceremony is set to take place.

Tensions have been running high in Washington after a pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol to stop certification of Mr. Biden’s victory. The mayhem resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer.

More than 20,000 National Guard troops have been deployed to the city, and unprecedented security measures have been imposed.

• Alex Swoyer contributed to this report.

• Jeff Mordock can be reached at jmordock@washingtontimes.com.

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