Friday, May 26, 2006

Capitol complex locked down after reports of gunfire

Capitol complex locked down after reports of gunfire

Friday, May 26, 2006; Posted: 10:58 a.m. EDT (14:58 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Capitol Police said Friday they were investigating reports of shots fired in the garage of the Rayburn Office Building, where members of the House have their offices.

The entire Capitol complex has been locked down, CNN's Dana Bash reported.

Tunnels connect all of the buildings in the complex.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Michigan, was conducting a House Intelligence Committee hearing at the time, according to an Associated Press report. Hoekstra interrupted a witness to tell those at the hearing to remain in the room and said doors must be closed.

"It's a little unsettling to get a Blackberry message put in front of you that says there's gunfire in the building," he told AP.

Posted by crimnos @ 11:06 AM

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Hey There,

I thought you might be interested to know that there is LIVE coverage of the Capitol building in Pipeline RIGHT NOW!

There are reports shots have been fired in Rayburn House Office Building across street from U.S. Capitol. Entire Capitol complex is locked down.

CNN Pipeline is an online, commercial-free multiple live-news feed. It showcases four simultaneous news feeds from around the world and an on-demand function that allows you to select from a variety of news stories.

Please let your members know that they can go to http://www.cnn.com and click on the Pipeline link to watch it *live* and get a two week free trial.

Thanks and have a great day!
Karen

Posted by Blogger Karen Shacham @ 11:33 AM #
 
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