- Douglas Emhoff, whose official title is second lord, was pulled away by his security.
- The US Vice President’s husband was visiting to celebrate African American history at high school in Washington.
- Kamala Harris is the first woman to be elected vice president of the United States.
The husband of US Vice President Kamala Harris was evacuated Tuesday after a report of a bomb threat at the Washington high school he attended to celebrate African American history, officials said.
Douglas Emhoff, whose official title is second lord, was pulled away by his security detail during the Black History Month commemorations at Dunbar High School in Washington, DC. The students were also told to leave.
“It was a bomb threat,” Washington public schools spokeswoman Enrique Gutierrez told reporters. “We had a threat to the facility today, so… we actually took the precaution of evacuating everyone, as you’ve seen. I think everyone is safe. The building is clear.”
No direct details about the nature of the bomb threat were made public.
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 teachers.”
“Mr Emhoff is safe and the school has been evacuated. We are grateful to the Secret Service and the DC Police Department for their work,” Peters said.
Harris is the first woman to be elected vice president of the US and also the first black and Asian American to hold the position. Emhoff, a lawyer who is the first-ever husband of a US vice president, often travels alone or with Harris to promote the White House agenda.