Posted Jan. 18, 2008— On the heels of a bomb threat, World Bank offices in D.C. will be closed today.
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According to World Bank officials, the threat was recently phoned in.
Very few details are being released, and a statement released by World Bank officials says they are working with law enforcement to figure out how serious the threat is.
“While there continues to be no credible information at this time warning of an imminent threat to the homeland, the department's strategic threat perspective is that we are in a period of increased risk,'' said the statement posted on the bank’s Web site.
At about 9:45 p.m. Thursday evening, police say they were called to the World Bank headquarters, where the officers and bomb sniffing dogs searched the building, reports The Washington Post.
Over 7,000 people work for the agency based in D.C., including those based at it headquarters and the five other buildings used by the bank throughout the city, reports Bloomberg.