Chaos erupted at the United States Capitol on Wednesday as supporters of Donald Trump refused to accept the fact he lost the 2020 presidential election.
"The US Capitol is now on lockdown," CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported.
"A security alert just blared through the press gallery telling people to stay away from windows and doors," HuffPost's Igor Bobic reported. "Apparently they just closed the iron doors at the front of the Capitol."
Some protesters have made their way inside the building:
Protesters have breached the Capitol. They’re outside the Senate chamber https://t.co/I021tKliUD— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic) 1609960585.0
They breached the Capitol https://t.co/tWKxojW2Hr— Matt Laslo (@Matt Laslo) 1609960531.0
Axios correspondent Alayna Treene reported the plan to lock down the Senate chamber.
Staff in the Senate Press gallery staff just informed reporters sitting at their desks that if protestors storm the… https://t.co/M91hYlehzx— Alayna Treene (@Alayna Treene) 1609959813.0
LA Times correspondent Sarah Wire reports the entire Capitol complex is locked down.
"You may move throughout the building(s) but stay away from exterior windows and doors. If you are outside, seek cover." 2/2— Sarah D. Wire (@Sarah D. Wire) 1609960436.0