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U.S. Capitol Police Shoot Suspect Who Allegedly Pulled A Gun

CREDIT: Martin Falbisoner via Wikipedia Commons

The U.S. Capitol was on lockdown for about an hour Monday afternoon following a shooting incident. Federal law enforcement officials told CNN and NBC News that a man set off the metal detector at the Captiol Visitors Center and allegedly drew a gun. The police then shot him. A woman nearby was reportedly injured by shrapnel.

The suspect is believed to be Larry Dawson of Tennessee, who was previously arrested for yelling he was a “prophet of God” from the balcony of the House of Representatives. He is now at the hospital.

The Capitol Police Chief said no charges had been filed yet against the suspect.