The US Capitol was evacuated after the Nationals flyover failed to alert police

Ahead of Wednesday’s Washington Nationals home game against the Diamondbacks, a lack of communication led to the US Capitol being evacuated.

Flyovers before an MLB game are nothing new. However, if you’re the Washington Nationals planning one in Washington, DC, particularly one that will see military personnel jumping out of planes, it would probably be a good idea to alert the country’s highest powers.

Apparently that didn’t happen on Wednesday.

It was a frightening moment late Wednesday afternoon when the US Capitol was evacuated by a plane over a “probable threat” to security. Soon after, however, it was reported that there was no threat and everything was fine.

As it turned out, the reason for the evacuation was a lack of communication from the Nats, which caused at least some panic among Capitol Police.

Nationals pre-game evacuation leads to evacuation of US Capitol

The Nationals had scheduled a flyover for Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks where members of the Army would parachute onto the field before the game. However, as reported by WUSA9’s Adam Longo in DC, the team failed to alert the Capitol Police, so they decided to evacuate the US Capitol.

This is certainly not a mix-up you want on your record.

Fortunately, there is no threat to the US Capitol. However, the Nationals would certainly do well not to let something like this happen again. It is in no way what you would call good looks. The US Capitol was evacuated after the Nationals flyover failed to alert police

John Verrall

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