Shooting on Capitol Hill

By Chris Ariens 

The U.S. Capitol and White House were put in lockdown this afternoon after a gunman fired at the Capitol Visitors Center. The suspect, who was shot, is in custody and being taken to a hospital. There are conflicting reports about whether a Capitol Police officer was shot. Cable news quickly went into live coverage mode. Olivier Knox, White House correspondent for Yahoo reported that the White House press briefing went on uninterrupted. D.C. fire and EMS are on scene as are Supreme Court Police, headquartered across from the Capitol. An eyewitness who was in the Visitors Center reported hearing up to 10 gunshots.

More: The Capitol Police officer was wounded, but not shot. A female bystander was also wounded by shrapnel. The male suspect was shot and taken to hospital. “No nexus to terrorism,” CBS’s Chris Van Cleave reports.

More: Suspect is Larry Dawson of Antioch, TN, who was known to Capitol Police. In October, as reported by Fox News’s Chad Pergram, Dawson was charged with Unlawful Conduct during an incident inside the House Chamber.

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