Update: The evacuation was apparently caused by the small skydiving aircraft carrying the US Army Parachute Team to conduct a jump into the Nationals Stadium for tonight’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
?NEW — Capitol evacuation — Single engine aircraft. Parachutists into Nats Park. Not coordinated appropriately, per two people directly familiar tell @CNN
— Mike Valerio (@ValerioCNN) April 20, 2022
Update: The initial evacuation is apparently due to a “small aircraft not heeding communications warnings.”
NEWS: I’m told there’s a “small plane that is not responding to communication” that has triggered the Capitol evacuation.
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) April 20, 2022
The US Capitol Complex is currently being evacuated due to “an abundance of caution” according to the Capitol Police who said there is currently no threat to the Capitol.
The Capitol was evacuated out of an abundance of caution this evening.
There is no threat at the Capitol.
More details to come. pic.twitter.com/7qqxqQyzlD
— The U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 20, 2022
Initial reporting of the event said that there was a probable threat to the National Capitol Complex due to an aircraft intrusion into DC airspace. This is developing.
ALERT at CAPITOL: pic.twitter.com/N2L5eq2ZIv
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) April 20, 2022