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US Capitol Police Responding to Active Shooter at Senate Office Building

Reports indicate that US Capitol Police are responding to reports of an active shooter at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington DC.


NBC NEWS REPORTS that this appears to be a false alarm.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police have locked down and evacuated the Russell Senate Office Building after receiving reports of a possible active shooter, two law enforcement officials told NBC News. 

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the agency said that it received a 9-1-1 call about a shooting at the Capitol at 2:30 p.m.

Officer Hugh Carew of MPD said that “a call came in for an active shooter. It appears to be a bad call. No injuries and no shooter were located.” He said that MPD is assisting Capitol Police.

U.S. Capitol Police tweeted on Wednesday just before 3 p.m. ET that their officers were searching in and around a Senate office building in response to “a concerning 911 call.”