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White House, Capitol Being Evacuated

MAY 11, 2005 - Posted at 11:21 a.m. CDT


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol and the White House have been evacuated  as alarms rang through the buildings.

Military planes have been flying overhead and security cars rushed away from the building.

A Homeland Security official says, "It appears a small airplane may have penetrated restricted airspace."

Reporters in the White House were told to move to a more secure location.  A guard in the West Wing shouted at reporters, "Go down into the basement."

The president was not at the White House at the time.

People are now being allowed back into the buildings.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)




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