On Saturday afternoon, the U.S. capitol went on lockdown after shots were fired outside the building.

The shots were an apparent suicide. Capitol police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider announced that the shooter was “neutralized” after a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s condition has not yet been released. Nobody else was hurt in the shooting.

The lockdown is mainly for precautionary purposes.

The police are continuing to investigate both the shooting and a suspicious package left on the lower west terrace of the Capitol building. It is unclear whether the incidents are related.

“There are no indications at this point of terrorism,” a federal official announced in a written statement.



Hana is currently pursuing an undergraduate English degree with a Spanish minor at Concordia University Portland. She loves creative writing and reading children's books and someday hopes to publish her own. Favorite hobbies include cooking, cleaning, eating ice cream, and singing Disney princess songs.