- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon, and police were telling people to stay inside the complex as they investigated an incident outside.

“Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown,” an alert broadcast inside the Capitol said. “U.S. capitol complex, immediately.”

Business continued in both the Senate, where lawmakers were speaking, and in the House, where members were casting votes.

Staffers were still free to walk inside the buildings, but the doors in and out were shut.

The lockdown followed a shooting on a street outside the Capitol, according to multiple reports.



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