A crew of 9 staffers from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, together with Robert Smigel—author and comic behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog—have been detained within the Capitol on June 16 after filming segments for the CBS late-night present.

CBS confirmed to Variety that the staff was approved to movie when the incident occurred with the Capitol Police in Congress.

According to the Capitol Police, the people have been detained within the Longworth House Office Building at 8:30 p.m. on June 16 once they have been discovered “unescorted and with out Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway.” It is believed that Smigel and the 6 others that have been truly arrested have been launched later that night.

The assertion continued, “The constructing was closed to guests, and these people have been decided to be part of a gaggle that had been directed by the USCP to go away the constructing earlier within the day. They have been charged with Unlawful Entry. This is an lively prison investigation, and should lead to extra prison prices after session with the U.S. Attorney.”

CBS appeared to brush off the encounter as a easy misunderstanding in an announcement.

“On Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was on-site on the Capitol with a manufacturing staff to report interviews for a comedy section on behalf of ‘The Late Show,’ ” stated the community. “Their interviews on the Capitol have been approved and pre-arranged by way of Congressional aides of the members interviewed. After leaving the members’ workplaces on their final interview of the day, the manufacturing staff stayed to movie stand-ups and different ultimate comedy components within the halls once they have been detained by Capitol Police.”

According to Fox News, the group was detained outdoors the workplaces of Republican House members Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.). Since there was heightened safety surrounding the Jan. 6 hearings in Congress, the incident is no surprise.

Smigel first made Triumph the Insult Comic Dog a well-liked TV character within the late Nineties by way of his appearances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Late Night With Conan O’Brien.

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