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Man Arrested While Trying To Go Through Security At House Office Building With Gun In Bag


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A man was arrested Thursday as he tried to clear the security of a Congressional office building with a gun in his bag, prompting the United States Capitol Police to warn staff to take action of security.

The United States Capitol Police issued a security alert just before 8 a.m. ET on Thursday telling staff to enter the nearest office, stay away from exterior windows, remain silent, and refrain from entering or leaving the building until the police give the green light.

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There was no indication of any other security threat on Capitol Hill besides the individual arrested.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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