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7 arrested in House office building linked to Colbert show

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Capitol Police say officers arrested seven unauthorized people Thursday night in a Congressional office building and charged them with illegal entry.

People identified themselves as affiliated with CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press.

The Capitol Police reportedly arrested nine people, including several producers and the man who puts out the voice of Robert Smigel Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

People were unable to publicly discuss the details of the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

What happened on Thursday night was after a third public hearing by the House panel investigating the Capitol Uprising on January 6, 2021.

Police said seven people were found in the Longworth House Office building after it closed. They added that the agency had asked the group of individuals to leave the building earlier in the day.

CBS told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that the crew was there to record a piece of comedy for the nightly show.

The network added that they were allowed to stay there.

A statement from the USCP said the case “remains an active criminal investigation and could lead to additional criminal charges.”

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