Police Investigate Longworth Cafeteria Break-In
Capitol Police are investigating a break-in Friday night in the Longworth House Office Building.
Police officials declined to release details, citing an ongoing investigation.
This is a criminal matter currently under investigation by the U.S. Capitol Police, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider in an e-mail. As such, no further information will be provided while the matter is being investigated.
But several officers and staffers say a man walked into the Longworth cafeteria, where he threw food and trashed the kitchen. No property was destroyed.
In a separate but likely related event, an unidentified suspect also broke a window in the first-floor Longworth office of Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), apparently to gain entry, according to officers and staffers.
Police are now investigating whether the the incidents are connected to an intoxicated man they stopped and subsequently let go in Longworth that night, according to several officers. The officers said that man was either a staffer or an intern.
The police reports on the incidents are not yet available.