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Capitol put on lockdown after fire reported several blocks away

Added 01-18-21 10:57:01am EST - “The Capitol complex was locked down on Monday due to an "external security threat," U.S. Capitol Police said,? after a fire was reported several blocks away under a nearby bridge.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Capitol put on lockdown after fire reported several blocks away”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Capitol complex was locked down on Monday due to an "external security threat," U.S. Capitol Police said, after a fire was reported several blocks away under a nearby bridge.

An email alert sent out to lawmakers said that there was no entry or exit from the complex as of 10:30 a.m. Those inside the buildings were instructed to stay away from exterior windows and doors. Those outside were ordered to “seek cover.”

BREAKING: Entire Capitol complex including US Capitol on LOCKDOWN due to external security threat. This email alert just went out to all lawmakers. Stay away from windows and doors. Seek cover if outside. pic.twitter.com/7n8CuCIqps

BREAKING: Smoke rising behind Capitol building. Inauguration rehearsal appears to be evacuating. Emergency announcement playing at Capitol grounds. pic.twitter.com/86J9S8CsMY

A law enforcement official told NBC News that what turned out to be a fire at a homeless encampment prompted the security alert. The D.C. Fire Department noted that a nearby fire was extinguished on the 100 block of H Street SE. 

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