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US Capitol Complex evacuated due ‘external security threat’

by LLB political Reporter
18th Jan 21 4:02 pm

Following the inauguration rehearsal for the incoming President Joe Biden, the US Capitol Complex in Washington DC was evacuated due to an “external security threat.”

On Monday morning alarms could be heard ringing out along with a recorded announcement which said, “All buildings within the Capitol Complex: External security threat, no entry or exit is permitted, stay away from exterior windows, doors. If outside, seek cover.”

‘All buildings within the Capitol Complex: External security threat, no entry or exit is permitted, stay away from exterior windows, doors. If outside, seek cover.’

Jackson Proskow, shared a video of the alarm going off and smoke rising, and wrote: ‘Smoke rising behind Capitol building. Inauguration rehearsal appears to be evacuating. Emergency announcement playing at Capitol grounds.”

He added, “The smoke has now subsided. People who were on the grounds for inauguration rehearsal have left.”

It was reported by NBC News that the smoke was discovered to have come from a nearby homeless encampment, although this has not been confirmed.

 

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