US Capitol on lockdown after shots fired, package found

GMT 18:41 2015 Saturday ,11 April

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The White House
Washington - AFP

Shots were fired near the steps of the US Capitol Saturday leading to a lockdown of the building, police said, adding that the threat had been "neutralized."

US Capitol Police told AFP that the shooting took place on the western side of the building and that officers are investigating a suspicious package on a nearby terrace. The facility's legislative main building and visitors center were under lockdown.

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