U.S. Capitol: Shooting suicide on western steps on Saturday

U.S. Capitol: Shooting suicide on western steps on Saturday

[Ed. – At latest report, the Capitol building has been released from lockdown.]

Authorities responded Saturday to reports of shots fired on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, prompting the entire building to be placed on lockdown.

The lockdown lasted almost two hours as police investigated the shooting, which was later confirmed to be a suicide. Officials ordered the precautionary lockdown after reporting the shooter had been “neutralized” and as police checked a suspicious package connected to the shooting.

Fox News confirmed the shooter died of ‎a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The gunman killed himself just before 2 p.m.

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Sources familiar with the situation told Fox News the shooter shot himself in the head. It was unclear what weapon he used.

The bomb squad immediately checked out the suspicious package — a rolling luggage bag — but found nothing of interest, nor any additional weapons. …

Congress has been on spring break for two weeks and lawmakers are set to return to work Monday.

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