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July 11, 2014

Asbestos accident closes part of Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.

A hazardous materials response team was in the building following an incident that occurred at around 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m., Capitol Police said. There were no initial reports of any injuries.

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