Chaos is erupting in the Capitol Building as police officers whip out guns while rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the building.
HuffPost’s Matt Fuller tweeted that guns have been drawn in the chamber as hundreds of rioters storm the Capitol, tearing down four layers of security fencing and breaching the building.
They’re shooting into the chamber. pic.twitter.com/l9owW7BAVt
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 6, 2021
Meanwhile other rioters engaged in an all-out brawl with police as officers struggle to keep up with the mass rioting.
Trump supporters have broken into the Capitol
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 6, 2021
Earlier video shows rioters smashing through glass doors at the Capitol Building as hundreds of rioters descend upon the capitol.
Holy shit pic.twitter.com/dofEG2SmqP
— Jim Newell (@jim_newell) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun
This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them pic.twitter.com/VVdTUwV5YN
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021
The Madison building on Capitol Hill was evacuated minutes after the breach, Politico reporter Melanie Zanona said on Twitter. Zanona followed her tweet up noting the Capitol is on complete lockdown and tear has has been dispersed after those on the floor of the House were told to “get down on your chairs if necessary.”
We just got an update on the floor of the House: Be prepared to get down on your chairs if necessary.
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 6, 2021
HOLY: TEAR gas has been used in the Rotunda.
Members are being told get gas masks under their seats.
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) January 6, 2021
Other videos posted to Twitter shows a small group of rioters, some donned in red “Make America Great Again” hats, standing together as one protester begins spraying a fire extinguisher in the building as smoke billows up. (RELATED: Pence Breaks From Trump – Tells Congress He Won’t Try To Overturn Election Results)
Trump protesters just discharged a fire extinguisher outside Senate chamber. Many protesters are inside building, and most people are hiding from them pic.twitter.com/0y2sk8LHWd
— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) January 6, 2021
Steven Nelson of the New York Post reports that there are other protesters in the building as well taking cover from the select few who discharged the fire extinguisher.