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Shots heard at Capitol, building under lockdown

Shots heard at Capitol, building under lockdown

People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.

Police say the US Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building.

People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.

In a notice distributed by email, the US Capitol Police advised everyone to "close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows". The notice said gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill. There are unconfirmed reports of an officer injured.

first published:October 04, 2013, 00:11 IST