Compounding a series of dark days for Capitol Police , a bolt of lightning struck a post on the south side of the Hill this week while an officer was stationed inside.
Monday night's storm carried torrential rain, cannon shots of thunder and quarter-sized hail through the Washington metro area. A 14-second video captured as the storm trekked across Capitol Hill shows a crack of lightning fracturing the sky and electrifying a security kiosk near the south door of the building.
The officer inside finished his shift without incident, turning down a medical evaluation, according to department spokesman Shennell Antrobus. CQ Roll Call contacted Capitol Police to ask about the incident after Jim Konczos, chairman of the union, raised alarm about workplace safety. The officer in question could not be reached for comment.
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