Shots Fired In DC, Capital On Lockdown

The Capitol was locked down Monday afternoon after police shot a man who pulled a gun as he entered the complex, according to law enforcement.

During a news conference Monday afternoon, Capitol Police chief Matthew Verderosa said at 2:39 p.m., an adult man “entered the north screening facility at the Capitol Visitors Center” and “drew what appeared to be a weapon and pointed it at officers.”

“An officer fired and struck the suspect who was subsequently treated by medical personnel,” Verderosa said. “The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for treatment. He is currently undergoing surgery. His condition is unknown at this time. A weapon was recovered on the scene.”

Verderosa said “an uninvolved 35-45 year old bystander also suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.”

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