Capitol Evacuated For Plane Carrying Skydivers For Nationals Pregame Festivities

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Give it up for our National Defense! The U.S. Capitol was briefly evacuated Wednesday night after police said an aircraft in the area posed “a probable threat.” The problem: The plane was carrying U.S. Army Golden Knights who then parachuted into the Washington Nationals’ baseball stadium for a pregame ceremony—something which was supposed to have been checked OK’d by the authorities. The Arizona Diamondbacks were in town playing the Nats, whose stadium is about a mile from the Capitol. A U.S. Capitol Police alert at 6:30 p.m. sent congressional staffers scrambling. The twin-engine plane took …

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