US Capitol Building on Lockdown After Attempted Suicide
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The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. is on lockdown after a person apparently attempted suicide with a single gunshot at the West Front of the Capitol, leaving a suitcase close by, MSNBC reported.
Capitol police declared the shooter “neutralized” upon response to the discharge of the weapon. The investigation is ongoing. The suitcase, found on the Capitol’s lower West Terrace is being treated as a suspicious package, and the search has begun for the individual’s car. “There are no indications at this point of terrorism,” said a federal official to MSNBC.
The Associated Press said it is unclear whether the man is dead, but it appears that no one else is injured.
No one is permitted to enter or exit the Capitol and the visitors' center, and some surrounding streets are closed. Congress was not in session, they are slated to return to work this Monday after a two-week spring break.
Due to lockdown no one allowed to enter or exit the Capitol & CVC. Moving in the bldgs & underground is OK. If you are outside, seek cover.— SenateSergeantAtArms (@SenateSAA) April 11, 2015
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