Thanks, SP, for sending.What an odd week in Washington…
The lockdown has been lifted now, according to this. ~ BP
U.S. Capitol on Lockdown After Suicide Outside Building
April 11, 2015
The U.S. Capitol Building was on lockdown after a man killed himself outside, NBC News reported.
A senior federal official said the suspect killed himself with a single shot, and that the man did not have any identification. Police are now looking for the suspect’s car.
Police instructed staffers to shelter in place as a precautionary measure, though the shooter has been “neutralized.”
Related to this incident, the U.S. Capitol Police are continuing to investigate the suspicious package on the lower West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol Building.
“There are no indications at this point of terrorism,” a federal official told NBC News.
We have a crew on the scene and are working to get more information. Check back for updates.