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The Onion satirical tweets: Capitol police react

The Onion: Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says the police are investigating tweeter feeds reporting false information concerning the Capitol.

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The Onion's satirical Twitter feed offended some and scared others with messages about a disturbance at the US Capitol Building earlier today.

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Capitol Police were not amused by tweets and an article written by the satirical newspaper The Onion reporting that members of Congress had taken a group of schoolchildren hostage.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says the police are investigating tweeter feeds reporting false information concerning the Capitol.

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She says conditions at the Capitol, where members are currently on vacation, are normal.

The Onion tweets and story spoke of members congressional leaders, "brandishing shotguns and semiautomatic pistols," taking a class of visiting schoolchildren hostage and threatening to kill them if they didn't get $12 trillion in cash.