The Senate went into lockdown Monday afternoon, nearly seven hours after the Navy Yard shooting, with officials saying there could still be shooters at large.
“In light of the uncertainty surrounding the shooting at the Navy Yard this morning and particularly the possibility of suspects remaining at large, we have decided to lock down the Senate complex,” Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer said in an email to staff members.
The lockdown meant that nobody is allowed to enter or leave the Senate side of the Capitol for two hours — though Mr. Gainer said there is no information to suggest that anyone was in danger. He said the move was “out of an abundance of caution.”
House staffers, though, said they were not in lockdown — suggesting a lack of coordination at the Capitol.
Source: Washington Times