Courtesy of CNN:There has been an isolated incident at the US Capitol. There is no active threat to the public— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) March 28, 2016
U.S. Capitol police shot a male suspect Monday afternoon following reports of gunfire at the Capitol Visitor Center, law enforcement officials said.
A female civilian bystander was injured by shrapnel, but no U.S. Capitol Police officers have been injured.
The gunman attempted to go through the metal detectors at the Capitol Visitor Center entrance. When those magnetometers beeped, he was stopped by security and then pulled out a gun. A Capitol police officer then shot him, sources told CNN.
The Capitol complex was locked down for nearly an hour following the incident. The Senate Sergeant at Arms has told staffers and others to "return to normal operations."
There were earlier reports that the person injured by the gunman's bullet was another Capitol police officer, but that is apparently not the case.
There are also reports that the gunman, Larry Russell Dawson, was known to the Capitol police as they had run ins with him before.
You know a rational person might wonder if this might not make a certain political party a little less supportive of the idea that every American has the right to own a gun.
But it won't.
Update: Suspect is alive and undergoing surgery right now.
It is being stressed that this is NOT an act of terrorism.