A bomb squad has been called in to investigate an unattended backpack found in the street during a pro-Trump rally outside the Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where US president is being treated for Covid-19.
Police cordoned off the area and shut down a section of Rockville Pike, diverting traffic and pushing Trump supporters away, after the suspicious bag was discovered in the area near the entrance to the medical facility on Saturday night.
The Montgomery County Bomb Squad responded to the incident, with a sniffer dog seen investigating the backpack in multiple videos shared by witnesses online.
UPDATE: Here is video of the suspicious bag left in front of Walter Reed.The Montgomery County Bomb Squad has been dispatched.A large group of Trump supporters were rallying outside the hospital gates at the time. Police have moved everyone back.Courtesy: @michaelquotes1pic.twitter.com/hGzbyvcuE4
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) October 4, 2020
Hundreds of people have been rallying outside the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, since Donald Trump was flown to the presidential suite inside the facility with “mild” symptoms of Covid-19.
In a video address to the American people on Saturday, Trump thanked supporters for their energy and medical personnel for their extraordinary work, saying he felt “much better” and was hoping to get back to public work in the nearest future.
Trump is making “substantial progress” since diagnosis and “remains fever free and off supplemental oxygen” as of Saturday night, according to the latest update from his physician Dr. Sean Conley.
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