U.S. Capitol on Lockdown After Reported Shooting [UPDATED]

    October 3, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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[UPDATE] CNN is now reporting that the lockdown has been lifted. The incident was reportedly a car chase that happened to end outside the Capitol building with police firing at the driver.

[ORIGINAL] The U.S. Capitol building and buildings in the surrounding area are currently on lockdown following reports of a shooting just outside the Capitol building. The authorities, including the Capitol Police, have responded to the scene.

CNN is reporting that one person was injured in the shooting. The claim is being attributed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Capitol Police have sent out a “shelter in place” memo to congressional staff. The memo, in full, courtesy Talking Points Memo:

SHELTER IN PLACE. Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring all occupants in all House Office Buildings to shelter in place. Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods; and move to the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows. If you are not in your office, take shelter in the nearest office, check in with your OEC and wait for USCP to clear the incident. No one will be permitted to enter or exit the building until directed by USCP. All staff should monitor the situation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Details on the incident are just coming to light. More details to follow as they are available.

In the meantime, Twitter is exploding with photos of the chaos surrounding the incident:

  • Really?

    Let me guess…. they will want to take our guns now…. the shooter will be someone that is connected to the government…. they will have a history of mental illness …. a cop or two will get injured …

  • Well

    When you want to suppress a nation, you enact things like the Patriot Acts, put in a domestic spying program like the NSA Prism Program, you close the borders (closing borders keeps people in as well as out), focus the masses attention on a foreign enemy so as to allow all this to happen, and you go after populace’s means to defend themselves (guns). What is the best way to do some of these things? Stage many false flag incidents.

    “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”
    – Plato

    “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
    – U.S. President James Madison

    “Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death”.
    – Adolph Hitler

    “Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
    – Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

    “The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened”.
    – Josef Stalin

  • Amazing

    It is always something to distract the American people from what is going on. We don’t even talk about Syria anymore or Benghazi.

    It is always something.