Late Show with Stephen Colbert staffers arrested

The Ed Sullivan Theater (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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Fox News is reporting that a group of staffers associated with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert have been arrested. The arrests are in relation to entry into a Capitol Hill office building this evening.

It is said that members of the group were found to be taking pictures of inside the building long after the January 6 committee hearings had been held.

All present members were charged with illegal entry and escorted off the premises.

U.S Capitol Police told Fox News: “On June 16, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) received a call for a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building.  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 says. “They were charged with Unlawful Entry.  This is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”

A spokesperson for CBS assured Fox News in a statement that all those present were given authorisation to film interview segments for the late night show.

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“Their interviews at the Capitol were authorized and pre-arranged through Congressional aides of the members interviewed. After leaving the members’ offices on their 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 spokesperson said.

The House Judiciary GOP on Twitter has accused Adam Schiff’s close colleagues of sneaking the group into the building for an unauthorised tour.