Capitol Police evacuated one of the US Senate office buildings this Wednesday I received a phone alert about a possible active shooter in the area, which ultimately turned out to be a false alarm.
“Our agents are searching both inside and around the Senate office buildings,” Capitol Police initially reported in a short message on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.
Afterward, Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger has confirmed “nothing of concern” was found in the operation. “There is no one who actually heard shots, and there are certainly no victims,” he says.
Specifically, the Russell Building has been evacuated and officials have blocked access to the underground tunnels, although the main Senate building has remained open. Capitol Police had warned residents to stay away from the area.
Previously, workers in Congress had received A message with safety instructions in front of him, such as B. avoid windows, close doors or seek shelter, as reported by NBC News.
The false alarm comes at a tense time after former President Donald Trump was indicted by a Washington grand jury the day before on four federal charges in the investigation into him for attempting to overturn the result of the 2020 election. , in which Joe Biden achieved victory and preceded the attack on the Capitol in January 2021.