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During the afternoon of this Friday the Capitol in Washington, United States, was closed for a “security incident” outside.
The announcement of the decision was made through the internal megaphones located in the building, where Everyone was told to stay inside and stay away from the windows. “A security threat was located. All buildings on the US Capitol campus are not allowed in or out at this time. You can move around buildings, but try to stay away from exterior windows and doors. If you are outside, seek shelter, ”the message said, quoted NBC News.
The so-called “security incident” would have involved a car that tried to run over two security officials. In addition, at least one person was reported with a bullet impact, according to the Washington DC Fire Department.
“Capitol Police are responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports of a subject who rammed two officers with a vehicle. The suspect is in custody and both officers are injured. The three have been transferred to the hospital ”, indicated from the institution.