Suspect Arrested After Shots Fired At Capitol
Update: Officials at the U.S. Capitol say a gunman has been taken into custody after shots were fired in the Visitors Center.
Visitors and staff were told to “shelter in place” and the White House was briefly put on lockdown.
Initial reports said a police officer suffered minor injuries, but later reports from Capitol officials indicated there was no injury to any law enforcement officers. The shooting happened while the Capitol complex was teeming with spring tourists.
Update: Capitol official say a police officer has been shot, but not seriously hurt, and the shooter is in custody.
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.