WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown following reports of shots fired nearby.
A female gunman is reportedly dead on the scene.
According to law enforcement sources, the incident may have started when someone apparently tried to ram the gate at the White House before fleeing to the Capitol.
WNEW’s Kevin Rincon reports that Capitol police rushed the building and a bomb squad is present. Fire trucks are blocking Constitution Avenue and 1st Street and the area is swamped with police cruisers.
There are unconfirmed reports that one police officer has been injured, according to the Associated Press.
People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.
Capitol Police issued a shelter in place order, but it has since been lifted.