Hollywood Star Arrested By Capitol Police?

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Here’s what happened…

On Friday (June 17), CBS confirmed that a production team for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert were arrested by Capitol Police while filming a segment.

The crew included Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and a production team who had filmed interviews for a segment at the Capitol both Wednesday and Thursday.

According to reporting by The Hill, the network said in a statement that the group’s “interviews at the Capitol were authorized and pre-arranged through Congressional aides of the members interviewed.”

The network also revealed that after the crew had wrapped up filming at one of the members’ offices on the last interview of the day, “the production team stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police.”

The network’s confirmation came after media reports started swirling regarding a statement by the U.S. Capitol that indicated that seven people who were “unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway” in the Longworth House building were charged with unlawful entry.

The statement by the U.S. Capitol Police also revealed that they took action after receiving a call at 8:30 pm regarding a disturbance.

Revealing in a statement which didn’t mention the names of the individuals in question, Capitol police said: “Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway. The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day.”

The statement also revealed, “This is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”