West Front of Capitol Being Evacuated Because of Security Threat - UPDATED
Updated: Jan 19
Parts of the Capitol are being evacuated because of a security threat. Participants in Biden's inauguration rehearsal were evacuated on the West Front of the Capitol.
An emergency message was relayed to the staff of the US Capitol, "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."
UPDATE: Security threat was prompted by a fire near the US Capitol. The fire has now been extinguished and Capitol Police say "There are currently no fires on or within the Capitol campus."
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