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A person was arrested making an attempt to clear safety at a congressional workplace constructing with a gun in his bag Thursday, prompting the U.S. Capitol Police to warn staffers to take security precautions.
The U.S. Capitol Police despatched a safety alert simply earlier than 8 a.m. ET Thursday telling employees to get inside the closest workplace, keep away from exterior home windows, stay quiet and to chorus from coming into or exiting the constructing till given the go-ahead from police.
There was no indication of every other safety menace on Capitol Hill in addition to the one arrested particular person.
The Capitol Rotunda is the cite of a ceremony Thursday honoring former Senate Majority Chief Bob Dole. President Biden and outstanding lawmakers are scheduled to provide remarks.