Senate office buildings locked down over reports of gunman
Aug 2, 2023, 1:13 PM | Updated: 1:37 pm
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities issued a shelter-in-place order and began searching Senate office buildings near the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon amid reports of an active shooter.
The U.S. Capitol Police announced on the X social media platform that the security response was prompted by a “concerning 911 call” regarding a “possible active shooter.”
However, as of 3 p.m., the Capitol Police noted that there were no confirmed reports of weapons or gunshots.
Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are currently on recess.