US Capitol locked down after shots fired: Police

US Capitol locked down after shots fired: Police

Police were also investigating a suspicious package close to the complex in Washington.



By (Reuters)

Published: Sun 12 Apr 2015, 12:40 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:38 PM

WASHINGTON - The US Capitol was locked down on Saturday after shots were fired nearby, but police have “neutralized” the suspected shooter, US Capitol police said.

Police were also investigating a suspicious package on the lower west terrace of the Capitol building in Washington, and several nearby streets were closed.

Police did not give details of what happened to the suspected shooter.

However, several media reports including NBC and the Associated Press said the man had committed suicide, and that he left behind a suitcase that was being investigating by a bomb squad.

“The Capitol has been locked down because of the potential security threat. No one can enter or exit,” Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said in a statement.

 


More news from WORLD