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U.S. Capitol Briefly Evacuated After Plane Enters Airspace

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AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster

Capitol Police Officer Shennell S. Antrobus told the Post that air traffic controllers were unable to communicate with the the signle-engine plane for a short period of time and officers then decided to clear the Capitol. The incident occurred just before 2 p.m.

No further details about why the aircraft entered restricted airspace were immediately available, but the FAA would be investigating, according to the Post.