U.S. Capitol Police evacuated the Cannon House Office Building on Thursday, Punchbowl News founder Jake Sherman reported.
Also known as the "Old House Office Building," the giant 826,465 sq. ft. complex houses congressional offices.
Punchbowl News reporter Jake Sherman reported, "The Cannon House Office Building is being evacuated right now."
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) posted video that documents the alarm:
Getting evacuated out of Cannon. We aren\u2019t sure why.pic.twitter.com/ZiNECV2sbM— Rep. Nancy Mace (@Rep. Nancy Mace) 1643910424
Axios reporter Andrew Solender reported on the message sent out, asking people to "remain calm and move in a safe manner to the exits" and "close doors behind you but do not lock."
Staffers at the House Cannon Office building being told to evacuate:pic.twitter.com/kTPx8HWPbw— Andrew Solender (@Andrew Solender) 1643910023
PBS reporter Lisa Desjardins reported tunnels to the building were closed.
FYI, Cannon Office Building on the House side of the US Capitol has been evacuated. Tunnels to there are no-go currently.pic.twitter.com/29vXkfn3Nn— Lisa Desjardins (@Lisa Desjardins) 1643910577
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