Gunshots Outside U.S. Capitol
Updated On: Oct 03 2013 04:52:23 PM CDT
Gunshots reported outside the U.S. Capitol. Offices were put on a security lockdown for about an hour, but since has been lifted. One Officer has been reportedly injured.
Police say that a vehicle ran into a barricade at the White House Thursday afternoon. Secret Service approached the vehicle and a short pursuit began.
The pursuit ended outside the U.S. Capitol where shots were fired.
Police say one suspect is in custody, but would not release that person's condition.
One Officer was injured by a vehicle.
Police says shooting at Capitol an isolated incident, not terrorism.
As the warning was sounded, the House abruptly went into recess and lawmakers left the chamber floor.
The House had just finished approving legislation aimed at partly lifting the government shutdown by paying National Guard and Reserve members.
Across the street, people standing outside the Supreme Court were hurried into the court building.
The White House was quickly locked down after the incident, and the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the compound was closed to pedestrians.
Congressman Ruiz and his staff are sheltering in place in their office and tell NewsChannel 3 that everyone in their office is safe.
High Desert Congressman Paul Cook tells us that everyone in his office is fine and that Congress is already back at work. Cook also said that we should learn from this event and have Congress shelter in place until a deal is reached on the budget.
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