Briefing room closed off – police lockdown all Capitol buildings
THE WHITE HOUSE is on lockdown after the briefing room was closed off sparking panic among some of the press in Washington DC. All Capitol buildings are currently on lockdown, according to local reports.
The White House is currently on lockdown with videos circulating on social media of the press “sheltered in place inside briefing room”. According to reports, police in Washington DC have said there is an “unauthorised aircraft” in the vicinity. All Capitol buildings are thought to be on lockdown.
ABC’s London News Editor, Jon Haworth, wrote on Twitter: “#CapitolHill Police in #WashingtonDC say that there is an unauthorized aircraft in the vicinity.
Security alert going for the Capitol area right now. https://t.co/mrxvwmXaKs— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) November 26, 2019
“The #WhiteHouse is on lockdown along with all Capitol buildings. More to come…
One journalist said that “agents have everything locked down” before claiming “one tells me the situation is ‘shelter-in-place.’”
Fighter jets are believed to have been scrambled amid reports of an airspace violation in Washington DC.
The lockdown in the White House has now been lifted indicating no hostile threat at this time.
The evacuations at the Capitol were issued as a precaution and lasted around half-an-hour.