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Asked for comment, the Capitol Police’s public information officer Sgt. Kimberly Schneider passed on this statement.

It has come to our attention that recents twitter feeds are reporting false information concerning current conditions at the U.S. Capitol. Conditions at the U.S. Capitol are currently normal. There is no credibility to these stories or the twitter feeds. The U.S. Capitol Police are currently investigating the reporting.

That’s all the police are saying right now; they may comment later on “investigating” means. Hopefully, it doesn’t mean anything. Thanks to Twitter, the joke has been defused as quickly as it was misinterpreted.

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Don’t Panic: Capitol Police “Investigating” Onion Stunt

This is getting ridiculous.