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Police order evacuation of U.S. Capitol out of abundance of caution

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police have ordered the evacuation of the Capitol complex, saying they are “tracking an aircraft that poses a probable threat.”

The alert was sent to congressional staffers Wednesday evening.

The Capitol Police say the Capitol was evacuated "out of an abundance of caution," and that there is "no threat at the capitol."

They say more details to come.

Associated Press

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  1. This turned out to be a US Army plane carrying the Golden Knights parachutists about to jump into Nationals Park for a pregame demonstration. Air Traffic Control was aware of it, because of the restricted air space, but no one told the Capitol Police about it. DUH!

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