Union Station evacuated after alarm sounds

Union Station was briefly evacuated at mid-day Monday after an alarm went off in one of the stores.

An Amtrak spokeswoman said the alarm sounded around noon, and the station was evacuated as a precautionary measure. People were allowed back into the station about 30 minutes later, and no trains were delayed, the spokeswoman said. The reason for the alarm sounding remained unclear.

Carol Morello is the diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post, covering the State Department.

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