- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 10, 2014

The House side of the Capitol Building went on lockdown status for several hours Thursday morning, after an asbestos-related situation sent Hazmat authorities rushing to respond.

Fox News reported that workers at the Capitol were in process of removing asbestos from the building, when an unknown substance fell to the floor.

Investigators with the Environmental Protection Agency joined Hazmat at the scene to test the substance.

House offices began re-opening in the mid-morning as the substance was cleared.