All Clear After Capitol Shooting

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The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center was part of the lockdown. | Courtesy U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

The lockdown of the U.S. Capitol complex — and, briefly, the White House — has been lifted following the detention of a suspected shooter.

The shots were fired shortly before 3 p.m. The shooter’s motives remain unknown.

Police ordered the lockdown at the Capitol, meaning no one was allowed to enter or leave the buildings. Those remaining outdoors were asked to find cover while the shooter was at large.

A U.S. Capitol police officer was shot and wounded in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, which will remain closed to the public.

The Capitol reopened, for official business only, just before 4 p.m.

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