U.S. Capitol Building Power Outage
|United States Capitol Police||Chief Terrance W. Gainer|
|Public Information Office|
|119 D Street, NE|
|Washington, D.C. 20510||Immediate|
There was a power outage today at approximately 12:00 p.m. at the United States Capitol. This was the result of a power spike that affected a large portion of the Metropolitan Area. The spike knocked out power to the Capitol building and caused lights to flicker throughout the Capitol complex. The Capitol was evacuated in response to the power outage. Power was restored and the Capitol Police opened the building for re-entry at approximately 1:30 p.m.
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If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this release please contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.
|Sergeant Kimberly Schneider|
|United States Capitol Police|
|Public Information Officer|