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Gyrocopter Lands on Capitol Lawn in Tax Day Stunt
Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
An Explosive Ordnance Technician and a robotic police device check a mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDSPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty ImagesPAUL J. RICHARDS / AFP - Getty Images