Old photo circulating does not show US Rep. Bowman triggering Capitol fire alarm

Posted on AllSides October 5th, 2023
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A photo of Democratic U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman’s arrest at the U.S. Capitol during a voting rights protest in 2022 has been falsely captioned online as showing the congressman being taken into custody for activating a fire alarm in the Capitol complex on Sept. 30, 2023.

Bowman faces an investigation for pulling a fire alarm in the Capitol complex on Saturday while his party was trying to delay a vote, prompting an evacuation, Reuters reported.

In a statement, Bowman said he activated the alarm by mistake and was not trying to delay...

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