WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSMiami) — The U.S. Capitol was placed on a brief lockdown Friday morning.READ MORE: Centner Academy Reverses Course On 30-Day Quarantine For Vaccinated Students
CBSNews reported those inside the building were told to “take shelter” sometime around 9 a.m.
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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.MORE NEWS: ‘I Was Very Concerned’: State Sen. Tina Polsky On Masking Incident Involving Florida’s New Surgeon General
The House met briefly in the morning but recessed immediately after hearing news of the lockdown.