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White House, Capitol Lockdown Lifted

Update at 9:20 a.m. The lockdown at the White House and U.S. Capitol building was lifted, according to several reports. Officials told reporters that an aircraft triggered the move.

Earlier story:

The White House was placed on lockdown just before 9 a.m. on Nov. 26 for unknown reasons.

One report says that an “emergency” caused the shelter-in-place.

NBC News later reported that an “airspace violation” was reported, and fighter jets were scrambled around Washington, D.C.

#BREAKING per @NBCNews: the White House is currently on lockdown. https://t.co/MJGqYScDX5

— Jon Dowding (@JonDowding) November 26, 2019

The news of the lockdown was reported by members of the White House press pool, many of whom said that they had been locked in the White House Briefing Room.

“White House totally on lockdown. All press being sheltered in place inside briefing room. Similar reported response at the a U.S. Capitol + congressional office buildings,” reporter J.D. Durkin reported.

Another reporter wrote: “Much of the Capitol complex and surrounding streets are closed this morning due to an air con emergency. Im told by @CapitolPolice that communication has been lost with an Read More – Source

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