The Hill reports:
The U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday locked down the Capitol building and evacuated multiple congressional buildings amid increasingly violent protests outside.
Buildings being evacuated included the Library of Congress’s Madison Building across from the Capitol as well as the Cannon House office building. In an alert sent to Hill staffers, police ordered occupants of the Madison building to “move in a safe manner to the exists” and “close doors behind you but do not lock.”
Capitol police also told those in the Cannon House building to “take visitors, escape hoods, and Go Kits” and report to a tunnel connected to a nearby building.
The Senate is being evacuated.
— Tom Junod (@TomJunod) January 6, 2021
The Republican Party has encouraged an insurrection that is storming our Capitol. I have never in my life dreamed I would see something like this. The U.S. Senate is being evacuated after the President encouraged his fascist followers to attack. This is outrageous.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) January 6, 2021
The US Capitol is now on lockdown.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: Pro-Trump protestors have breached the Capitol.pic.twitter.com/mDyvXy8YqC
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 6, 2021
NBC captured the moment when one set of Capitol steps were stormed. @EllisonBarber reported seeing "a massive amount of what appears to be blood on the ground. At least one person here is being taken away on a stretcher." pic.twitter.com/4qidHddImR
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 6, 2021
Police fire teargas and flashbangs into a mob of Trump loyalists trying to storm the Capitol. Police struggling to push back the mob as thousands more are on their way
Police have also told Congressional staff to evacuate the Cannon House Office Building.pic.twitter.com/eRWmNuECWC
— Anonymous 👥 (@YourAnonCentral) January 6, 2021
They breached the Capitol pic.twitter.com/tWKxojW2Hr
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) January 6, 2021