UPDATED: U.S. Capitol on lockdown after shots fired: Suspected shooter “neutralized”

 

UPDATE – YAHOO NEWS:

The man shot himself near the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building today, according to police. He was wearing a blue backpack and had a sign taped to his hand, and there was also a suitcase nearby, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

Bomb technicians were preparing to approach the suitcase to check its contents.

Although the man shot himself, the Capitol was locked down as a precautionary measure, Sgt. Kimberly Schneider of the U.S. Capitol police said.

 

REPORTED BY THE L.A. TIMES:

U.S. Capitol on lockdown after shots fired

The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown after shots were fired near the West Front of the complex, according to a spokesman for the Capitol Police.

“The suspected shooter has been neutralized but the U.S. Capitol Building has been locked down as a precautionary measure,” said Lt. Kimberly Schneider of the Capitol Police.

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U.S. Capitol on lockdown after shots fired – LA Times.

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