1. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaking at news briefing; UPSOUND (English) Josh Earnest: "At each of these agencies."
Unknown voice: "We need to evacuate the press briefing room now."
Earnest: "We'll come back."
2. Journalists filing out of briefing room, UPSOUND (English) Reporter: "Where do we go? Do we shelter in place or where do we go?"
3. Secret service agent walking through briefing room with dog
4. Journalists standing outside after being evacuated from briefing room
5. Journalists walking back to briefing room
6. Journalists walking into briefing room following evacuation
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary:
"(Walks back into briefing room) Good afternoon, everybody. We'll try this again. Just to give you an update on what has transpired - as many of you may have heard from the Secret Service, shortly before 2 o'clock (1800 GMT) today a telephonic bomb threat concerning the room that we are now all in was called into the Metropolitan Police Department. Local police department contacted Secret Service officials who determined that for the safety of all of us they needed to evacuate the room and to sweep it. Fortunately, here at the White House, the Secret Service maintains the resources that are necessary to quickly make the room safe and make sure that it is safe for all of us, and they did that quickly. And now we're ready to restart."
8. Cutaway of media at briefing
9. SOUNDBITE (English): Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary:
Reporter: "What was the president doing at the time even if he wasn't impacted, what was he physically doing while we were evacuated?"
"I'm not sure exactly what he (President Obama) was doing. He was here at the White House, but I'm not sure where he was."
10. Cutaway of Earnest at briefing
Washington - 9 June 2015
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Ron Johnson, Wisconsin, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee:
"We need to have, stand in recess for this committee hearing. Apparently, the Capitol Police is clearing this. Lockdown and stay in place? Okay, we're clearing the floor, so if you could in an orderly fashion please exit as quickly as possible, thank you."
The White House briefing room was briefly evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat was called into police, the Secret Service said.
Secret Service officers interrupted a live, televised news briefing with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and evacuated the James S. Brady Briefing Room shortly after 2 p.m (1800GMT).
Roughly 20 minutes after being evacuated, journalists were allowed back into the White House.
Uniformed Secret Service officers on the scene said an all-clear had been issued.
The evacuation was limited to the White House Press Briefing Room and did not affect any other sections of the White House, the Secret Service said.
Earlier on Tuesday, a building of US Congress was evacuated shortly after noon (1600 GMT) as local police were alerted about a suspicious package found in the vicinity, local media reported.
Several floors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building were included in the evacuation after the US Capitol Police received a phone call reporting the package had been found in a room inside the building.
The evacuation was taken as a precaution, which disrupted an ongoing hearing on TSA (Transportation Security Administration) security lapses.