Capitol

U.S. Capitol on Lockdown, Police Searching for Individual

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown, with police barring people from entering.

The Senate seargant at arms issued a lockdown alert for the building and visitor center, saying police activity has been reported. Capitol office buildings are open.

Capitol police say they are searching for an individual but offered no details.

House press gallery staff says the building is on lockdown but that the House met briefly and immediately recessed. Voting scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. is postponed, gallery staff said.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 9: A view of the U.S. Capitol before an annual memorial service in honor of the four U.S. Capitol Police officers who have died in the line of duty, at the U.S. Capitol, May 9, 2016, in Washington, DC. Sgt. Clinton Holtz (2014), Detective John Gibson …

Report: FBI Thwarts ‘ISIS-Inspired’ Plot to Bomb U.S. Capitol

ABC News reports that the FBI has arrested 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell of Green Township, Ohio for planning what ABC describes as “an ISIS-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he hoped to set off a series of bombs aimed at lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies.”

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Roaches, Other Violations Close Capitol Cafeteria

The basement cafeteria in California’s State Capitol, which was shut down because it harbored a cockroach infestation, has been given permission to reopen, although it has not done so yet. Griselda’s World Café was inspected twice, on December 18 and December 30, revealing numerous health code violations, including a cockroach infestation, heavy grease near the plumbing and storage area, a stove hood that was filthy, and a floor slippery with water from an ice machine.

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