The US Capitol is on lockdown after gunshots were head in the Capitol Visitor’s Center!
BREAKING: U.S. Capitol on lockdown due to potential security threat: MSNBC
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An alert was sent to lawmakers.
Alert sent to Senate staff says "gunshots have been reported" at US Capitol Visitor Center – @frankthorp
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) March 28, 2016
The AP reported:
The U.S. Capitol Police are telling staff in the Capitol complex to shelter in place after a report of gunshots being fired in the Capitol Visitors Center.
The White House also was put on lockdown because of the report.
The situation was apparently contained to the Visitors Center but no further information was immediately available.
A Capitol Police spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ambulances racing to US Capitol, staging near the Capitol Visitors Center, after reports of shots fired pic.twitter.com/X9Zi6wENeR
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UPDATE: The shooter is reportedly in custody.
WUSA reports shooter "down" at US Capitol.
— Mike Dorning (@MikeDorning) March 28, 2016