Odd day to be threatening something
There’s a 99.9% chance this is nothing but given recent events, it’s notable. However it’s an odd day to be phoning in a threat because it’s a holiday in the US and many (most?) politicians won’t be there.
An alert told people to stay away from windows. The inauguration rehearsal was also evacuated.
Update: There are a reports of a fire somewhat close to the Capitol and that might have been what caused the alarm. The fire has been extinguished.
The new administration of incoming President Biden is to restore the norm where no other cabinet officials or White House staff apart from the Treasure Secretary will talk about the dollar.
So says a US media source citing an unnamed transition official.
(This would not apply to the Fed of course).