U.S. Capitol police give all-clear at Cannon building after evacuation

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WASHINGTON -The Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill was evacuated for about two hours on Thursday due to an alarm, U.S. Capitol police said.

The all-clear was given shortly before 2:30 p.m. EST/1930 GMT.

A nearby street was closed temporarily as police investigated the matter. Cannon, completed in 1908, is the oldest House of Representatives office building.

(Reporting By Paul Grant; Editing by Doina Chiacu)