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U.S. Capitol Lockdown Lifted After Security Sweep

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSMiami) -- The U.S. Capitol was placed on a brief lockdown Friday morning.

CBSNews reported those inside the building were told to "take shelter" sometime around 9 a.m.

Crews were reportedly searching for a "person of interest."

Police were seen outside the building and were not letting people enter the U.S. Capitol.

Just before 9:45 a.m., the lockdown was lifted. It is unclear if someone had been taken into custody.

The House met briefly in the morning but recessed immediately after hearing news of the lockdown.


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