Wednesday, May 11, 2005

White House and Capitol Building Evacuated

Reports of an "enemy aircraft" prompted the rapid evacuation of the White House and Capitol building shortly after noon today. Witnesses reported fighter jets flying over the capital and radio reports indicate that a plane was successfully warned out of the restricted airspace over the capital with flares. From CNN:
"Run, this is no joke, leave the grounds," a U.S. Secret Service agent told CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux. An all-clear announcement was issued a few minutes later. No other details of the evacuation were immediately available.