US Capitol lockdown lifted after shooting
Sunday, April 12, 2015
In Washington D.C., the U.S. Capitol building has reopened after shots were fired in front of it. For safety, no entry or exit was permitted from the building after a man committed suicide just before 2pm yesterday. The lockdown lasted until around 3:50pm while members of the bomb squad investigated the man's backpack, suitcase, and the surrounding area.
A witness estimated 60 other persons were in the area at the time of death. Witnesses reported the man had a sign of protest about taxation and social justice.
The shooting occurred during the annual, a busy Washington tourist season. was not in session during the attack but are returning from recess tomorrow.
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