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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The U.S. attorney’s office says an investigation is underway at the Rhode Island Statehouse, where police officers are stationed outside House Speaker Gordon Fox’s office.

U.S. attorney’s office spokesman Jim Martin says his office, the FBI, IRS and state police are engaged in a law enforcement action, but he would not give specifics.

Three state police officers were standing outside the closed door to Fox’s office on Friday morning.

Fox’s spokesman, Larry Berman, says state police came in Friday morning and asked everyone to leave. He says Fox is not at the Statehouse.

Martin would not comment when asked whether the Democratic House speaker was being investigated.