Parachute demo at Washington Nationals game leads to U.S. Capitol evacuation

A miscommunication between Capitol police and the Army’s Golden Knights was at issue. The pre-game demo for Military Appreciation Night had the Golden Knights parachute into the stadium blocks away from the Capitol.

The U.S. Army Parachute Team the Golden Knights descend into National Park before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Washington. The U.S. Capitol was briefly evacuated after police said they were tracking an aircraft “that poses a probable threat,” but the plane turned out to be the military aircraft with people parachuting out of it for a demonstration at the Nationals game, officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)