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    An explosion caused heavy damage in the United States Capitol building in Washington early on Monday (1st March).

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    Background: An explosion caused heavy damage in the United States Capitol building in Washington early on Monday (1st March). There were no injuries, because the building was almost deserted at the time of the blast-about 1:30a.m.

    The explosion took place in an unmarked washroom used by Senators. The room is on the Senate side of the Capitol, near a barber shops and a number of offices. It is on the floor below the Senate chamber, which was not damaged. Engineers are trying to determine whether there was structural damage to the Capitol. Capital Police Chief James Powell said there appeared to be "a serious crack in the wall" on the west side of the building.

    Powell said a call had been received at the Capitol switchboard about half an hour before the blast, saying that a bomb would go of there. He declined to give more details, but Senator Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, the Republican leader of the Senate, said: "This is apparently a political bombing". He said the Senate sergeant-at-arms had told him a letter had been found linking the bombing to protests against U.S.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4GLTLKMF90VQV9CDWJ4JYGASO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GLTLKMF90VQV9CDWJ4JYGASO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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