U.S. Capitol Briefly Evacuated After Plane Enters Airspace

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June 7, 2014 3:43 p.m.

The U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court
were briefly evacuated Saturday afternoon after an aircraft passed into
nearby restricted airspace, the Washington Post reported.

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.

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