Congressional proceedings were brought to an emergency halt while one congressman was speaking. An aide rushed over to alert the lawmaker to the fact that protesters had entered the building. The capitol building has been locked down internally with capitol police barring all passage into the building.
Lawmakers have been evacuated to safe locations within the Capitol and surrounding buildings.
This story will be updated as new information comes in.
ALERT: Pro-Trump protesters have made entry into the building! pic.twitter.com/m4U99fCsgj— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) January 6, 2021