THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING, the US Capitol was evacuated due to an aircraft posing a threat. Capitol Police stated that the threat isn’t present anymore.
People were evacuated from the US Capitol, Capitol Visiting Center, Hart, Dirksen, Russell, Cannon, Longworth, Rayburn, the Library of Congress, and the US Botanic Garden administrative and conservatory buildings.
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U.S. Capitol Police alert just now: “The USCP is tracking an aircraft that poses a probable threat to the Capitol Complex.”
Immediate evacuations ordered pic.twitter.com/I4oxv06jrG
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) April 20, 2022
“The USCP is tracking an aircraft that poses a probable threat to the Capitol Complex,” the Capitol Police said.
The Capitol was evacuated out of an abundance of caution this evening.
There is no threat at the Capitol.
More details to come. pic.twitter.com/7qqxqQyzlD
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 20, 2022
The police didn’t know that the Army parachuting team was jumping at a National’s Park.
It appears an Army plane parachuting people in for the Nats game was misidentified as a possible attack on the Capitol.
How the hell was a mistake like that made? https://t.co/F3ixwE8dio
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) April 20, 2022
People parachuting into Nats stadium pic.twitter.com/s2dWOILZYM
— Maggie Howell (@Mar__G_3) April 20, 2022
Just watched parachuters land come in by the Capitol as news broke it was being evacuated, but hearing that they were parachuting into Nats Stadium pic.twitter.com/4ulLhfFMxy
— Julia Manchester (@JuliaManch) April 20, 2022
— David Lim (@davidalim) April 20, 2022