CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces loyal to President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday surrounded and closed the building that houses the offices of opposition lawmaker Juan Guaidó, who was in London as part of an international tour seeking to bolster support for ousting Venezuela's socialist leader.
Officers from two elite police units with their faces covered blocked the building's entrances and shut off and lined the street with their vehicles.
It was unclear whether the police were inside Guaidó's third floor office. Lawmakers in his coalition gathered on the sidewalk outside said no legislative staffer were inside the office to report what was happening. The legislators, however, said they thought the officers were carrying out an illegal raid.