Here’s what we know on Tuesday, July 12:
—The Capitol Complex lockdown has been lifted.
—There’s no official word yet on what caused the lockdown.
—We’re live-blogging the major updates, and you can read how it all unfolded below. All updates are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).
News reports are quoting the D.C. police as saying two people were arrested, and a weapon recovered, in connection with the lockdown.
There are multiple reports on what caused the lockdown, and once we know exactly what happened, we’ll provide an update.
Well, folks, it’s over: The lockdown is lifted.
Breaking: Loud speaker on Capitol Hill just announced lockdown is concluded. pic.twitter.com/8DBDk6iw3J— George Colli (@GeorgeColli) July 12, 2016
A spokeswoman for Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department says they were responding to reports of an armed man near the Department of Labor.
DC PD responding to report of a man with a gun near Dept. of Labor. No reports of shots fired. -MPD spokeswoman— Patrick Terpstra (@PatrickTerpstra) July 12, 2016
Lockdown includes entire US Capitol complex and office buildings. Loud speakers saying to stay away from Windows. pic.twitter.com/qxZNQcPiKA— George Colli (@GeorgeColli) July 12, 2016
The U.S. Capitol Complex is under lockdown Tuesday and police are investigating.
BREAKING: US Capitol, visitors center on lockdown with police investigating.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 12, 2016
In May, the complex was locked down after a gunman drew and pointed a weapon at the Capitol Visitor Center’s northern screening facility. He was shot.
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