Smoke grenades are being deployed on the Senate side of the US Capitol, as Capitol police work to clear the building of rioters.
Windows on the west side of the Senate have been broken, and hundreds of officers are amassing on the first floor of the building.
CNN reporters working in the US Senate, have been told by the Capitol Police that they are being evacuated from the Senate, to an undisclosed location.
The Capitol Police also say the Senate won’t be in session in the Capitol building today or anytime soon, saying the building was “trashed.”
While the officers appear to be speaking with authority, CNN has not independently confirmed that the Senate leadership has made that decision.