UPDATE: Capitol Lockdown Lifted After Shots Fired and Gunman Taken into Custody
On Monday afternoon, a male gunman opened fire in the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center, resulting in the Capitol Building being on lockdown. The White House was on lockdown as well, but CNN reports that both locations are now all clear. A Capitol police officer and a female civilian were wounded in the attack, and the shooter is now in custody, according to the New York Daily News. Video from NBC News shows one person being taken away in an ambulance.
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Capitol staff members were told to seek shelter where they were, and people outside were instructed to take cover.
LawNewz.com will have more on this story as it develops.
Update 3/28/16 3:46pm: A male suspect was shot by police and is being taken to a hospital.
Update 3/28/16 3:51pm: CNN reports that the lockdown has been lifted.
Update 3/28/16 4:24pm: ABC News reports that the suspect has been identified as Larry Dawson, of Tennessee. It is believed that he may be the same Larry Dawson who was arrested in October for assaulting an officer on Capitol Hill, when police tried to remove him from the House gallery for interrupting lawmakers.
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