‘No threat to Capitol’; Police issue all-clear after evacuation order

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WASHINGTON — Capitol Police now say there is “no threat at the Capitol,” and issued an all-clear after the Capitol complex was evacuated Wednesday evening.

The evacuation alert, which said authorities were “tracking an aircraft that poses a probable threat,” was sent to congressional staffers Wednesday evening.

Capitol Police tweeted that the Capitol had been evacuated “out of an abundance of caution.”

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There was immediate speculation that there was a communications mixup over an airplane carrying parachutists for the nearby Washington Nationals baseball game that had been circling Washington.

This is a breaking story that will be updated.

MarketWatch contributed to this report.

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