U.S. Capitol Building Power Outage

April 3, 2006
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

4:18 p.m.

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.

  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer