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Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-NY, “regrets” triggering a building alarm in the Cannon House Office Building earlier Saturday, a spokesperson said.

“Congressman Bowman did not realize he would trigger a building alarm as he was rushing to make an urgent vote. The Congressman regrets any confusion,” his spokesperson, Emma Simon, said in a statement to ABC News.

The fire alarm was triggered at 12:05 p.m. on the second floor of the building, according to a U.S. Capitol Police spokesperson said. The building was evacuated and reopened after officers determined there was no threat.

“An investigation into what happened and why continues,” the Capitol Police spokesperson said.

The alarm went off as Democrats were scrambling to make it back to the Capitol to vote and buy themselves more time to review the GOP bill.

-ABC News’ Rachel Scott, Lauren Peller, John Parkinson, Jay O’Brien and Benjamin Siegel

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