Elevator motor problem forces Capitol evacuation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Portions of the Pennsylvania Capitol were evacuated as a precaution after an elevator motor burned out.

No one was injured, but Harrisburg firefighters were called to the scene early Thursday afternoon. Dozens of workers and tourists waited outside for about 45 minutes before officials declared the building was safe to re-enter.

Troy Thompson of the Department of General Services says crews were working to ventilate smoke on the sixth floor of the Capitol.

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