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A small helicopter landed on the west lawn of the US Capitol with a single occupant aboard on Wednesday, and one person was detained, police said.
Nearby streets were temporarily closed and the police continue to investigate, according to a statement that called the craft a "gyro copter."
"The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained,".
The copter resembled a small open-air helicopter with a single top rotor.
A robotic police device was brought in to inspecting it.
This comes after a man shot himself dead in front of the Capitol on Saturday and sparked a temporary lockdown. In January, a small "quadcopter" drone crashed onto the White House lawn. The man who was operating it did not face criminal charges.

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