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Seven members of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s team were arrested on Thursday, June 16 night for allegedly trespassing in a Capitol Hill building.

According to a statement released by the US Capitol Police on Friday, June 17, police “saw seven persons, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway” in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The building was closed to guests,” the statement claimed, adding that “these individuals were determined to be a member of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day.”

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The suspects have been charged with unlawful entry, according to Capitol Police, who also stated that the case is “under active criminal investigation” and that it “may result in criminal charges.”

CBS claimed in a statement that a team from the network was on location at the Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday filming a segment with “Triumph the Insult Comic Dog,” a puppet voiced by comic Robert Smigel.

The production team “stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedic elements in the halls when they were held by Capitol Police.

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