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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 …

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

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.

DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images

Brussels Put on Maximum Terror Alert, Virtual Lockdown of the City

Belgian authorities have raised the terror alert in Brussels to the maximum (level 4) and have canceled major entertainment events for fears of an imminent, multi-pronged jihadist attack on the city, similar to those of November 13 in Paris.

Carolyn Kaster/AP

US Capitol on Lockdown After Shooter Commits Suicide, Leaves Suspicious Package

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. was put on lockdown Saturday afternoon after a man shot himself at the west front. Streets in the area were closed, as a suspicious package reportedly left by the man was investigated, possibly a bag or backpack he was carrying. A recent update at the UK Mirror says the package is a suitcase.