U.S. Capitol On Lockdown After Reports Of Gunfire
Police are reacting to reports of shots fired on Capitol Hill in Washington. CNN’s Ted Barrett reports an order was given over the Capitol speaker system to shelter in place because of an active shooter situation.
There were reports of multiple gunshots near the Senate Hart Office Building. People were seen running, and staffers are being instructed to shelter in place.
Capitol Police sent out the following advisory to staffers:
“SHELTER IN PLACE. Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring all occupants in all House Office Buildings to shelter in place. Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods; and move to the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows. If you are not in your office, take shelter in the nearest office, check in with your OEC and wait for USCP to clear the incident. No one will be permitted to enter or exit the building until directed by USCP. All staff should monitor the situation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.”