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Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM
A street leading to Capitol Hill in Washington is closed yesterday


A man was shot by police after drawing a weapon at a United States Capitol checkpoint, Capitol police officers said yesterday.

He was taken to the hospital.

A female bystander also sustained minor injuries.

Chief of Police Matthew R. Verderosa told reporters that the suspect was known to police. However, he would not confirm reports that it was the same man who disrupted the House chamber last fall by shouting.

The Capitol was on lockdown for about an hour after the initial incident and staffers were told to shelter in place. Early reports said an officer was hit, but that proved erroneous.