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Capitol police draw guns inside US House to protect lawmakers

US Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021, in Washington. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP)
US Capitol police officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021, in Washington. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP)

WASHINGTON — US police in the chamber of the House of Representatives draw their weapons as supporters of Donald Trump try to break in, a congressman says.

“Chamber security and Capitol Police have their guns drawn as protesters bang on the front door of the chamber,” Representative Dan Kildee tweets from inside the chamber.

“We have been instructed to lie down on the floor and put on our gas masks.”

A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits at a desk after invading the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)
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