Update (1316 EST): Confirmed that none of the men have been arrested. One staffer and two other men were merely questioned, then released.
Per @CapitolPolice About the report of " 3 men after breaking in through locked door" by the Capitol the police said, No arrest. They were with a staffer. They used the wrong door and have since been screened. No threat, just a mix-up on their end.
— Ryan Sprouse (@RSprouseNews) January 10, 2023
Update (1307 EST): Press claiming that the situation resulted from a cleared staffer using the “wrong door”.
Reports began to emerge moments ago that Capital Police have detained three men who attempted to access the U.S. Capitol through a subway tunnel after breaking into the Russell Senate Office building in Washington D.C.
A) USCP detain 3 men after breaking in through locked door of Russell Building. Police detain men in the Senate subway station at the entrance to the Capitol. Developing
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 10, 2023
The three men reportedly made it through the Senate subway complex, but were intercepted at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol.
More details are emerging and this will be updated.
The Russell Senate Office Building is the oldest of the United States Senate office buildings. Designed in the Beaux-Arts architectural style, it was built from 1903 to 1908 and opened in 1909. It was named for former Senator Richard Russell Jr. from Georgia in 1972. It occupies a site north of the Capitol bounded by Constitution Avenue, First Street, Delaware Avenue, and C Street N.E.