There had been chaotic scenes exterior the Capitol whereas lawmakers certify the Electoral College votes on Wednesday after protests erupted and two buildings had been briefly evacuated by U.S. Capitol Police due to a purported bomb risk.
A congressional supply advised Fox News that the Cannon House Office Building and Madison Library of Congress Building had been briefly evacuated due to a bomb risk after a number of suspicious packages had been reportedly discovered within the space.
Some demonstrators bought too near the Capitol on the west aspect, which got here near having a breach within the fencing set as much as maintain crowds again. U.S. Capitol Police is making an attempt to push individuals again. The total Capitol plaza is closed, even to members making an attempt to enter the chamber for the joint session of Congress.
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Fox News’ Chad Pergram and John Roberts contributed to this report.