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Stephen Colbert Capitol: On Thursday, June 16th, seven members of Stephen Colbert’s staff were detained for illegally trespassing at a Capitol Hill building.

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Police “observed seven persons, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor corridor” in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement made by the US Capitol Police on Friday, June 17.

The statement said that “the building was closed to visitors,” and that “these individuals were determined to be members of a group that had been directed by the USCP to vacate the property earlier in the day.”

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According to Capitol Police, the individuals have been accused with unlawful entry, and the case is “under active criminal investigation” and “may result in criminal penalties.”

In a statement, CBS said that a crew from the network was on location at the Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday filming a segment featuring “Triumph the Insult Comic Dog,” a puppet played by comedian Robert Smigel. Stephen Colbert Capitol

When they were detained by Capitol Police, the production team “stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy components in the halls.”

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