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Shots fired, U.S. Capitol in lockdown

Officer injured when woman exchanges shots with police


The United States Capitol was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a woman who tried to ram a car into the White House gate was chased by Secret Service and exchanged shots with police, sources said.

The White House is not currently in a lockdown state, but Pennsylvania Avenue is shut down and clogged with emergency and police vehicles.

The suspect — who had a child in the car — was shot, and a shelter-in-place order was lifted at about 3 p.m. At least one Capitol Police officer was injured.

"The United States Capitol Police have stabilized the incident," officials said in a message.

The incident began a little after 2 p.m. when the woman tried to breach White House security at 15th St. and E but didn't get through, law-enforcement sources said.

She was chased about 12 blocks, the sources said. Near the White House, she began firing and was shot, the sources said. Her condition was unknown.

It is not considered an “active shooter situation,” police said. Only a few shots were fired, officials say.

Live video coverage is available online at http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/03/20805397-shots-fired-at-uscapitol-female-suspect-in-custody?lite.




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