Police evacuate US Capitol, Visitors’ Center

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In a message to congressional offices, police said, “an evacuation has been ordered for U.S. Capitol Visitor Center due to an audible alarm. Remain calm and move in a safe manner to the exits.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have evacuated the U.S. Capitol and the visitors’ center.

Capitol police provided no explanation for the move, simply saying it was an emergency. In a message to congressional offices, police said, “an evacuation has been ordered for U.S. Capitol Visitor Center due to an audible alarm. Remain calm and move in a safe manner to the exits.”

Hundreds of tourists were forced out of the building onto the East Lawn between the Capitol and the Library of Congress.

Fink Arthur, a 28-year-old tourist from Freiborg, Germany, said he was with a tour guide and initially was told it was probably just a test but then the guide led them out of the building.

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