U.S. Capitol lockdown lifted after shooting, suspect in custody
UPDATE – The Capitol complex was lockdown has been lifted, according to the Senate Sergeant at Arms, following reports of gunfire at the Capitol Visitors Center. The complex was locked down for nearly an hour following the incident. The Senate Sergeant at Arms has told staffers and others to “return to normal operations.” “Per USCP, shelter in place has been lifted and the Capitol is open for official business only. Capitol Visitor Center remains closed,” the Senate Sergeant at Arms tweeted.
WASHINGTON — Workers at the U.S. Capitol have been told to “shelter in place” after reports of gunshots heard near the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Monday.
A police source told WUSA there was a shooting at the visitor center and the “shooter is down.”
An email to Capitol staffers said:
“U.S. Capitol Police are locking down the entire U.S. Capitol Complex due to a potential security threat.”
The White House is also on lockdown.
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