Police report shots fired on west front of US Capitol

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police report shots fired on the west front of the Capitol in Washington and say the building has been locked down as a precaution.
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Spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider of the Capitol Police in a statement the suspected shooter has been “neutralized,” but there is immediate explanation what that means.

She also says the Capitol Police are investigating a suspicious package on the lower west terrace of the building.

No one is being allowed enter or exit the Capitol and the visitors centre.

Congress has been on spring break for two weeks and lawmakers are set to return to work Monday.

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