BREAKING NEWS UPDATE:
DC Police have given a press conference regarding the Capitol Hill lockdown today.
Stating preliminary information, the Police Chief confirmed the lockdown and stated that no officers have been injured in the incident.
One female bystander has been injured, with the suspect being shot when he threatened officers with a weapon.
The Police Chief said at this stage the incident was being viewed as a criminal act carried out by a single person who was known to police. Terrorism did not appear to be the motivator for the incident.
More updates will be given as information comes to hand.
Various media outlets are reporting that Capitol Hill in the US is in lockdown after ‘shots fired’.
Senate sources are saying workers in the Capitol were told to “shelter in place” when gunshots were reported in the Capitol visitors centre.
NBC is reporting that the complex was locked down because of a “potential security threat.”
The gunman has been caught and one officer has been reportedly injured.
More information to come.
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