US capitol building lockdown - rehearsal for Joe Biden's inauguration suspended

Monday, 18 January 2021 - 21:19

The Capitol building in Washington DC is on lockdown owing to a security threat, two days before Joe Biden is inaugurated as US president according to foreign news.

The Capitol, which is home to the US Congress, was attacked by a pro-Trump mob on 6 January, leaving five dead.

Reporters at the scene say an emergency announcement is playing and a rehearsal for Joe Biden's inauguration has been suspended.

Security is tight, with thousands of National Guard members deployed.