Smoke Billows Near Capitol As Emergency Message Sends People Running – External Security Threat Declared

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Video posted online shows smoke rising from behind the US Capitol Building as the person filming says, “Everyone is running from the Capitol grounds.”

People gathered at the inauguration stage erected near the building can be seen fleeing.

“Due to an external security threat, no entry or exit is permitted at this time at any building of the Capitol complex. Stay away from exterior windows, doors. If outside, seek cover,” an announcement rang out via loudspeaker.