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Capitol Building on Lockdown; Police Investigating (UPDATED)

The U.S. Capitol was put on on lockdown Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple reports.

Police are investigating and initially told people to shelter in place, stay away from windows, and not to leave the building.

An alert from the U.S. Capitol Police went out around 4:15 p.m.: “LOCKDOWN – Police activity has been reported on Capitol Hill.”

According to one report, two people are in custody following a shooting near the Department of Labor.


This is the second time this has happened this week. The Capitol was also put under lockdown last Friday.

As of 4:35 p.m., people seem to be allowed to move within the building but cannot go outside.

As of 4:47 p.m., the lockdown has reportedly been lifted.

This story has been updated.

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