BREAKING: LOCKDOWN: U.S. Capitol on Lockdown After Reported SuicidePosted: April 11, 2015
The U.S. Capitol and the Capitol Visitors Center is on lockdown amid police activity on the scene, according to the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Office.
Due to a police incident, the Capitol and CVC are currently on lock down. #alerts
— SenateSergeantAtArms (@SenateSAA) April 11, 2015
Related to this incident, the U.S. Capitol Police are continuing to investigate the suspicious package on the lower West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol Building. They said the suspected shooter has been neutralized, but the U.S. Capitol Building has been locked down as a precautionary measure.
Frank Thorp, a NBC News producer and reporter, said Capitol staff has been instructed to shelter in place after reports of a man shooting himself in the vicinity of the Capitol.
“The suspected shooter has been neutralized but the U.S. Capitol Building has been locked down as a precautionary measure.”
— Lt. Kimberly Schneider of the Capitol Police.
NBC News reporter Pete Williams said the suspected shooter has shot himself, and the package is a suitcase near the man. Williams reports police are searching for the man’s car.
A DC Alerts notification said police were conducting a suicide investigation in the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue….
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police report shots fired on the west front of the Capitol in Washington and say the building has been locked down as a precaution.
Spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider of the Capitol Police says in a statement that the suspected shooter has been “neutralized,” but there is no immediate explanation what that means.
She also says the Capitol Police are investigating a suspicious package on the lower west terrace of the building….(more)