US Capitol evacuated by Capitol Police

Due to a miscommunication about a military parachuting exercise at the Washington Nationals’ baseball stadium, the US Capitol Hill and neighboring buildings were evacuated on Wednesday evening.

The United States Capitol Police issued an alert on Wednesday ordering the evacuation of the United States Capitol Complex due to a “possible threat” from an aircraft. The warning was shortly revoked, with police claiming that there was no threat.

The U.S. Army Golden Knights, whose members parachuted into the baseball stadium for Military Appreciation Night, were said to be flying the aircraft that was spotted.

Who is to blame for the mishap is unknown. Two Capitol police sources informed NBC News that there was a misunderstanding between the officers and the pregame event organizers.

According to the Associated Press, a preliminary investigation revealed that the plane’s pilot took off without the proper clearance.

The mistake was caused by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). (FAA.)

Pelosi commented on Wednesday night, “The Federal Aviation Administration’s apparent failure to alert Capitol Police of the pre-planned flyover Nationals Stadium is outrageous and inexcusable.”

“The unnecessary alarm produced by this apparent neglect was especially devastating for Members, employees, and institutional personnel who were still recovering from the trauma of the January 6th attack on their workplace.”

Pelosi stated that an investigation would be conducted into the incident to determine what transpired and who is to blame “for this outrageous and frightening mistake.”

Since the House and Senate were not in session at the time of the incident, most lawmakers were not present.