Lightning Strikes Capitol Police Post

Posted April 23, 2015 at 2:27pm

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.