WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) – The U.S. Capitol building was placed on lockdown shortly after 11 a.m. Pacific time and Capitol police issued a shelter-in-place order Thursday afternoon following reports of shots fired nearby.
Representatives at the Washington Hospital Center said a suspect and a Capitol police officer were both being treated for injuries there. There are reports of other injuries as well.READ MORE: California Tax Revenues Soar as Rich Get Richer Despite Pandemic
The lockdown has been lifted but there is still a swarm of law enforcement on Capitol Hill.READ MORE: Trailers, RVs, Shed Burned at Industrial Yard in Oakland
Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said incident began when a woman tried to ram a barricade at the White House with her vehicle. She then drove about a mile to the Capitol, where there were reports of gunfire.MORE NEWS: Santa Clara Officials Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Local Farm
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