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Brief evacuation at Capitol over small plane

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Filed on November 26, 2019 | Last updated on November 26, 2019 at 06.37 pm
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People walk in front of the US Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, US.- Reuters

The US Secret Service says personnel at the White House were told to remain in place.

The US 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, November 26.

The evacuations were ordered as a precaution and lasted about half an hour.

The US 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 am and the evacuations were ordered. People were allowed back in after about 30 minutes.


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