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Oklahoma lawmakers tweet they're safe during lockdown at US Capitol

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 19:24:56-05

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma politicians used social media to give updates from inside the U.S. Capitol during a lockdown on Wednesday.

The US Capitol went on lockdown after an armed group of people knocked down barricades and ran towards the Capitol during a joint session to count the electoral college votes.

READ MORE: U.S. Capitol on lockdown following tense situation with demonstrators during joint session

Capitol police ordered staff to evacuate House Cannon building and the James Madison Memorial Building, which is part of the Library of Congress.

Sen. Jim Inhofe tweeted his staff and himself are safe and thankful for law enforcement.

Sen. James Lankford tweeted, due to the protesters charging the Capitol, they've been asked to stay inside.

US Representative Kevin Hern's team announced they were safe.

Rep. Frank Lucas tweeted he and his team are safe.

Congresswoman Stephanie Bice echoed thanks to Capitol police.

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