Investigations continue about a shooting inside the US Congress building
US Capitol Police closed and evacuated the Russell Senate office building after receiving reports of a possible active shooter.
According to the Washington D.C. Police Department, the agency said it received a shooting call at the Capitol Building at 2:30 p.m. local time.
One officer said, “A call came in about active shooting, but it appears to be a bogus call. No injuries and the shooter was found.”
The US Capitol Police tweeted on Wednesday just before 3pm US time, saying their officers were searching in and around the Senate office building in response to a “disturbing call.”
“Please stay away from the area as we are still investigating,” the agency wrote on Twitter.
In a follow-up post on Twitter, Capitol Police said, “If inside the Senate buildings, everyone inside should take cover because the report was of a possible gunshot. We do not have confirmed reports of gunshots.”
Officers blocked access to the underground tunnels leading to the Senate office buildings from the main Capitol building.