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Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

The U.S. Capitol complex temporarily locked down Monday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment about a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns.
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Biden inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

Biden inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Participants in a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration were evacuated from the West Front of the Capitol on Monday on orders of security officials after a fire in a homeless encampment, officials said.
Those who had gathered for a walk-through, including a military band, were directed to head indoors and moved in the directed of a secure location inside the Capitol complex.
People involved in the rehearsal said security officials yelled “this is not a drill.”
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