The U.S. Capitol and White House are on lockdown following reports of shots fired at the Capitol Visitor Center.
Congressional staffers were sent a notice to shelter in place, instructing them to lock doors and move to assigned shelter areas. Those outdoors were told to “seek cover away from the area.”
“We are aware of reports of shots fired and the shelter in place. We are working with the Capitol Hill Police Department to investigate the situation,” D.C. Metropolitan Police spokesperson Alice Kim said.
The Supreme Court, across the street from the Capitol Visitor Center, has now closed its entrances, but according to a spokesperson the court is not “sheltering in place.”
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