Break-in at the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Man scales building and breaks window to enter

The suspect broke a window at the BLS to break into the building. (Katherine Scott/ CQ Roll Call)
The suspect broke a window at the BLS to break into the building. (Katherine Scott/ CQ Roll Call)
Posted April 4, 2016 at 4:33pm

Right beside Union Station and steps away from the Capitol, a man scaled the side of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and broke in by smashing a window.  

Monday’s unauthorized entry was handled by Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Services who entered the building to find the individual on the floor, injured. He was taken to the hospital by emergency medical services and is now under investigation.  

The broken window following the incident. (Katherine Scott/ CQ Roll Call)
The broken window following the incident. (Katherine Scott/ CQ Roll Call)

The broken window is located on the building’s second floor. According to multiple witness reports, the individual broke the window with his elbow.  

The BLS is located at 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE, and is a branch of the Labor Department, which is responsible for statistical data on the American public and government.  

Rema Rahman and Katherine Scott contributed to this report.

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