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Officials declare U.S. Capitol complex 'secure,' pro-Trump mob removed from building

1 week 2 days 1 hour ago Wednesday, January 06 2021 Jan 6, 2021 January 06, 2021 4:18 PM January 06, 2021 in News - Local
By: The Associated Press

Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex "secure" after heavily armed police moved to end a nearly four-hour violent occupation by supporters of President Donald Trump.

An announcement saying "the Capitol is secure" rang out Wednesday evening inside a secure location for officials of the House. Lawmakers applauded.  

The occupation interrupted Congress' Electoral College count that will formalize President-elect Joe Biden's upcoming inauguration on Jan. 20.  

Lawmakers were evacuated to secure locations around the Capitol complex and Washington, D.C. after thousands of Trump supporters breached the building and skirmished with police officers.

Lawmakers have signaled that they would resume the constitutionally mandated count as soon as it was safe to do so.

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