Brief evacuation at Capitol Hill over small plane

The US Capitol and its office buildings were briefly evacuated amid concerns about a small aircraft in the area. Officials say the plane violated airspace rules in the restricted area on Tuesday.

The evacuations were ordered as a precaution and lasted about half an hour.

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Capitol Hill as shown on Google Maps

 

The US Secret Service says personnel at the White House were told to remain in place. There were also reports online that ‘fighter jets have been scrambled over an air space violation’ .

Source: Gulf News