Videos, Photos: U.S. Capitol Shooting: Gunman Captured, Officer Injured


Shots were fired Monday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.

Washington police and fire officials responded to a report of shots fired at the visitor’s center at the U.S. Capitol complex.

An e-mail sent to U.S. Senate staff says “gunshots have been reported” and asked workers to shelter in place.

The visitor’s center is an underground complex located east of the Capitol building. All visitors are screened through metal detectors as they enter the facility.

According to the Capitol’s sergeant-at-arms the “shooter has been caught,” and “One police office shot, but not seriously.” EMS units reportedly responded to calls to treat multiple injuries at the building.

Capitol workers were told by authorities to shelter in place due to a “potential security threat.” House staffers received an email shortly before 3:00 p.m. ET saying that no one can exit or enter any Capitol buildings and if you are outside to seek cover immediately.

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