UPDATE: Capitol shooter identified after lockdown
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol is partially reopened after a man with a gun was shot. The suspect was identified as Larry Dawson from Tennessee and was transported to a local hospital.
Police told staff in the Capitol complex to shelter in place after a report of gunshots being fired in the Capitol Visitors Center.
The White House also was put on lockdown because of the report. The situation was apparently contained to the Visitors Center but no further information was immediately available.
The House, Senate and Library of Congress Buildings have since reopened for routine business, however the Capitol Visitor Center remains closed.
The Capitol Building is open for official business only.
A Baton Rouge family shared with News 2 their experience during the lockdown. Don Perez said that his son heard the gunshots while eating in the cafeteria of the Capitol after taking a tour.
According to Perez, he was "told to get down and shelter in place while the Capitol Police searched for the shooter."
This is a developing story and will be updated as details become available.
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