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Outer fence surrounding the US Capitol complex is downWASHINGTON — The outer perimeter fence that was installed to protect the Capitol complex after the Jan. 6 attack on Congress has been removed, the Capitol Police announced Wednesday. “All of the fencing that surrounded the outer perimeter of the U.S. Capitol Complex has been removed,” the Capitol Police said in a statement. “Affected roads have reopened. The USCP is ready to quickly ramp up security at a moment’s notice, if needed.” The notice comes after a March 19 email from acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett in which he said …

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