While Michiel Vos reported on the storms outside the Capitol in Washington, his wife and son were inside.
The RTL correspondent is married to the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
that his family was quickly brought to safety.
Various items have disappeared from Pelosi's office and messages have been left by supporters of Donald Trump.
"My son said it went very smoothly, getting out of there. They were taken to some sort of army base just outside Washington, and he said that went very quickly. I was standing outside the crowd and had no idea," the correspondent said. radio show.
They were brought to safety via corridors under the building.
Live in the broadcast of
, Vos told Wednesday evening that he was quite shocked.
"I got one panicky phone call from my wife: '
It's getting weird, we got to get out of here
(It's not going well here, we have to get out of here, ed.) She was in the office with my mother-in-law and my son Paul. They were in there, so in that room where photos were taken later. "
Vos could not mean anything for his family at that time, because he was outside with the demonstrators.
"I was outside and as always you have no idea what is going on inside. I was outside just looking at people climbing and screaming. There were fights and arguments and so the inside was evacuated."