Capitol Hill on lockdown due to "external security threat": 2 people got bullet wounds
Sudden shooting outside the Capitol left two people injured. At the moment, it is not known how serious the injuries are.
The area is cordoned off by multiple law enforcement officers. Video from the scene shows. As several officers surrounded a man lying on the ground. Ambulance teams are already on site.
BREAKING: At least 1 person down outside the U.S. Capitol pic.twitter.com/kz4Opkbmc6— BNO News (@BNONews) April 2, 2021
A note was sent to the staff stating that all entrances and exits were blocked. Leaving the Capitol Building is prohibited.
“Due to external security threat located All U.S. Capitol Campus Building, no entry or exit permitted at this time. You may move throughout the building(s) but stay away from exterior windows and doors. If you are outside, seek cover,” says the note.
Here is the threat alert U.S. Capitol Police blasted out to staff: pic.twitter.com/zowyVXteiA— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) April 2, 2021
Capitol Hill is on lockdown due to "external security threat".— МладенЈНЦ (@JncMladen) April 2, 2021
Those inside can move around but are told to stay away from window. pic.twitter.com/TXgXYHJSuT