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Bomb Threat At Washington Hilton: Secret Service Investigates Man Who Claims To Have Bomb In Hotel Parking Lot

05/15/2013 01:22 pm ET | Updated May 15, 2013

WASHINGTON -- Streets were closed as police investigated a man who claimed to have a bomb in the parking garage of a D.C. hotel on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities deemed the Washington Hilton hotel safe after a man in the parking garage on Connecticut Avenue NW allegedly claimed to have a bomb.

Authorities investigated the incident at the hotel, located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW and cleared the hotel of danger at about 1 p.m.

According to WNEW, the threat was made at 11:45 a.m., before an event scheduled to be attended by Michelle Obama:

First lady Michelle Obama was scheduled to appear at a luncheon Wednesday at the Washington Hilton hotel at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. It is unclear if she was at the hotel at the time of the bomb threat.

The Washington Hilton is known informally as the "Hinckley Hilton" -- it is the hotel where John Hinckley Jr. shot Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981.

This is a developing story...

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