Monday, March 28, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: US Capitol Building on Lockdown Following Shooting

U.S. Capitol police shot a male suspect Monday afternoon following reports of gunfire at the Capitol Visitors Center, law enforcement officials said.

A female civilian bystander was injured by shrapnel, but no U.S. Capitol Police officers have been injured.

The Capitol 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.

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