Police evacuate US Capitol

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Published: Tuesday 26th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Police have evacuated the US Capitol and the visitors’ centre.

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 US Capitol Visitor Centre 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 on to 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 was initially told it was probably just a test but then the guide led them out of the building.

Published: Tuesday 26th May 2015 by The News Editor

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