The US Capitol went on lockdown after shots have been reportedly been fired.
via NBC Washington:
” The incident began at about 2:30 p.m. at the White House gates at 15th and E streets NW, NBC News confirmed. The driver tried to drive through the gates but was stopped by U.S. Secret Service agents.
She then led them and Capitol Police on a chase to 2nd Street and Maryland Avenue NE near the Capitol, where she crashed into a barricade and left her car, firing six to nine shots, sources told NBC Washington’s Jackie Bensen. The woman was shot at the scene and killed.
The woman’s child was taken to a hospital but was not hurt, reported NBC News’ Luke Russert.”
The lockdown has been lifted.
A female suspect was reportedly shot and killed.
Via NBC News:
The United States Capitol was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after shots were fired in the vicinity of the chamber. At least one Capitol Police officer was injured, officials said
Something happening outside Capitol. Police running around with guns at ready. pic.twitter.com/7JkF5fMzfS
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) October 3, 2013
Shots fired outside the Capitol. We are in temporary lock down.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) October 3, 2013