Washington DC: Georgetown Marriott evacuated due to bomb threat

A hotel in the Georgetown area of Washington has been evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.

In a statement, Marriott says a threat was called in to the Marriott Washington Georgetown on Thursday morning and authorities advised they evacuate the hotel.

Marriott says guests were moved to a sister property nearby until authorities say it is OK to return to the hotel. The street the 470 room and suite hotel is on has been closed.

Police confirm that a threat was called in Thursday morning and police are on the scene.