Brief Evacuation at Capitol Over Small Plane

2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, November 26 2019 Nov 26, 2019 November 26, 2019 7:21 AM November 26, 2019 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly evacuated amid concerns about a small aircraft in the area. Officials say the plane violated airspace rules in the restricted area on Tuesday.
The evacuations were ordered as a precaution and lasted about half an hour.
The U.S. Secret Service says personnel at the White House were told to remain in place.
Capitol Police sent a notification of a potential threat shortly after 8:30 a.m., and the evacuations were ordered. People were allowed back in after about 30 minutes.
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