Breaking: Panic In DC After Gunfire Near Capitol Hill

Breaking: Panic In DC After Gunfire Near Capitol Hill

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Breaking this afternoon, via The Hill:

“A suspect is in custody after a shooting incident on Monday at the Capitol complex that resulted in a lockdown of the area.

“Capitol Police have confirmed that a suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting incident at the Capitol Visitors Center. Capitol Police are continuing to investigate,” the House Press Gallery said in an email.

A shelter-in-place order for the Capitol has been lifted, though the Visitors Center remains closed, according to the Senate Periodical Press Gallery.

A Capitol Police officer told The Hill that the shooter is down and the situation is contained. The officer said one woman had been shot, but there have been conflicting reports about injuries.

Washington Metropolitan Police declared on Twitter that the incident was “isolated” and did not present an “active threat to the public.”