WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) — The U.S. Capitol and the White House were placed on lockdown Monday afternoon.
Washington D.C. Police said a male shooter was shot by police at the visitor’s center of the U.S. Capitol. According to CBS News, the man reportedly pulled a gun on U.S. Capitol Police. That shooter has since been taken into custody.
A bystander was reportedly injured in the incident. Police said they were minor injuries.
At least two ambulances were seen leaving the scene of the reported shooting around 3 p.m.
Police said the shooting was an “isolated incident” at the U.S. Capitol and that there was “no active threat to the public.”
“We believe that this is an act of a single person that has frequented the capitol grounds before,” said a U.S. Capitol Police officer.
The entire Capitol complex was placed on lockdown due to a possible security threat but parts were reopened around 3:30 p.m.
At last check, Congressional staffers said the House, Senate and Library of Congress were reopened for routine business. The visitor’s center will remain closed until further notice but the Capitol will remain open for official business only.
The White House was temporarily placed on lockdown in response to the Capitol incident, according to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.