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Two In Custody

Two in custody after plane scare 

Two men who were on board a small plane when it flew over Washington, DC today are now in custody.

State police in Maryland were waiting for them when their plane landed -- after being escorted away from Washington by military aircraft.

Their flight which officials say took the plane to within three miles of the White House -- caused that building and the US Capitol to be evacuated. President Bush wasn't there at the time, but Vice President Cheney was -- and he was taken to a secure location elsewhere.

The chief of the US Capitol Police says the two men appear to be "errant pilots." He says they were "on a straight-in shot toward the center of the Washington area." Military jets scrambled to intercept the plane, and fired warning flares. The aircraft then veered away.

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