U.S. Capitol on Lockdown, Police Searching for Individual

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 9: A view of the U.S. Capitol before an annual memorial service in honor of the four U.S. Capitol Police officers who have died in the line of duty, at the U.S. Capitol, May 9, 2016, in Washington, DC. Sgt. Clinton Holtz (2014), Detective John Gibson …

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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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