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The U.S. Capital in Washington was under a temporary lockdown after reports of shots fired near the building. There are also reports that a police officer was injured.
Capitol Police did issue a quick email, telling people in the area, “Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, emergency supply kits and escape hoods; and move to your office’s assigned shelter in place location or the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows.”
Terrance Gainer, the Senate's Sergeant at Arms, told USA Today that there are “reports of injuries,” while NBC Washington is reporting that at least one Capitol Police officer was injured and another person was airlifted to a hospital.
The Associated Press tweeted that the lockdown has been lifted.
A press conference is set for this afternoon. The House of Representatives was in session at the time, debating budget measures.
Officials told NBC News, "The United States Capitol Police have stabilized the incident." There is a female suspect in custody, according to NBC.
UPDATE 4 p.m.:
The New York Times reports that today's events began when a woman tried to hit the White House gates. The paper's sources say that she drove off when Secret Service tried to stop her. "She was driving at high speeds as they chased her to the Capitol," the official told the Times.
UPDATED 5:40 p.m.:
ABC News reports that the female suspect died. Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer said, "[The suspect] circled monuments in front of Capitol Hill twice while being pursued. Then she headed toward the Capitol where Capitol Hill police and Secret Service opened fire and shot her."