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Police: Man shoots himself near U.S. capitol

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, April 11 2015 Apr 11, 2015 April 11, 2015 12:19 PM April 11, 2015 in News
Source: ABC
By: Caroline McDougall

WASHINGTON - Police report a man shot himself near the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building Saturday.

Authorities say the man was wearing a blue backpack with a sign attached to his hand.

The capitol is under lockdown as a precautionary measure according to Sgt. Kimberly Schneider of the U.S. Capitol police.

Capitol police are also investigating a suspicious package that was nearby.

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