**Live Wire** Reports: Shots Fired, Lockdown at U.S. Capitol

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Live updates on a reported shooting at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.


All times eastern.

5:05: Suspect “frequented” the Capitol.

4:35: More details:

4:30: Suspect may be same man who created a disturbance in the House of Representatives last year.

4:27: Security already knew him?

4:25: White House says it did not go into lockdown. ABC names suspect.

3:44: Lockdown lifted.


3:35: Just got real:

3:32: CNN says male suspect shot, female civilian injured.


3:28: Another outlet contradicting report of injured officer.

3:25: Fox News introduces “shrapnel” to story.

3:24: Video of people running inside the Capitol:

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3:22: Not clear if this is the same individual from the Capitol.

3:21: DC police announce “no active threat” at this time.

3:19: NBC News contradicting AP report, saying only the assailant was injured:


3:02: First details officially released:

3:00: Twitter updates from Scott Wong, a Senior staff writer at The Hill.

2:59: AP update:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police are telling staff in the Capitol complex to shelter in place after a report of gunshots being fired in the Capitol Visitors Center.

The White House also was put on lockdown because of the report.

The situation was apparently contained to the Visitors Center but no further information was immediately available.

A Capitol Police spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

2:57: NBC News reports that the Capitol is in lockdown. Reuters says that employees have been told to “shelter in place.” Hill staffers have been advised to seek cover if they are outside.