New York :
Washington, DC is heavily guarded by the National Guard and the Secret Service.
Photo: Stefani Reynolds / .
Participants in a rehearsal for the inauguration of the president-elect Joe biden They were evacuated from an area of the Capitol after a fire broke out near the building.
In the middle of a intense security operationAfter the violent invasion of that building, the security elements transferred the participants, including members of a military band, to a safe place, when a column of smoke was seen.
The events occurred at almost 11:00 am
Fortunately, the incident was not related to the inaugural preparationsBut with a group of homeless people, reported the Fire Department of Washington, DC There are no people injured.
– Don Andres (@_DCAndres) January 18, 2021
The Secret Service, which began an operation on January 13 and will continue until January 20, indicated that there was no “public threat”, although it recognized the alert actions to prevent injuries.
Public safety and law enforcement responded to a small fire in the area of 1st and F streets SE, Washington, DC that has been extinguished. Out of an abundance of caution the US Capitol complex was temporarily shutdown. There is no threat to the public. pic.twitter.com/kQfAI4NxNK
– US Secret Service (@SecretService) January 18, 2021
It should be remembered that neither President-elect Biden nor Vice President-elect Kamala harris they are in place.