US Capitol lockdown ends

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UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Capitol building is no longer on lockdown.

The Senate sergeant at arms said a lockdown had concluded. The sergeant at arms had earlier issued a lockdown alert for the building and visitor center, saying police activity has been reported.

Capitol police had said they were searching for an individual but offered no details. One officer outside the Capitol said police are responding to sketchy reports of woman who may have a gun; a House Democratic leadership staffer had said the sergeant at arms office had said there had been a woman with a gun in a tunnel leading to the Rayburn House Office Building.


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The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown, with police barring people from entering.

The Senate seargant at arms issued a lockdown alert for the building and visitor center, saying police activity has been reported.  Capitol office buildings are open.

Capitol police say they are searching for an individual but offered no details. One officer outside the Capitol said police are responding to sketchy reports of woman who may have a gun.

House press gallery staff says the building is on lockdown but that the House met briefly and immediately recessed. Voting scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. is postponed, gallery staff said.

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