U.S. Capitol Evacuated Briefly after Airspace Violation

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

June 7, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Capitol Police say the Capitol and surrounding office buildings were briefly evacuated after a small airplane entered restricted airspace over Washington.

The evacuation was ordered around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. A Capitol Police spokeswoman says the pilot of the aircraft did not immediately communicate after it flew into restricted space, and that's what led to the evacuation.

The alert was lifted around 2 p.m. after the pilot began communicating, and visitors and staff were allowed back into the buildings.


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