UPDATE: US Capitol lockdown lifted

UPDATE 9:45 a.m. – The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. Capitol is no longer in lockdown; a loudspeaker announcement on the grounds says the lockdown has concluded.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown, with police barring people from entering the building.

The Senate seargant at arms issued a lockdown alert for the building and visitor center, saying police activity has been reported. Capitol office buildings are open.

Capitol police said they are searching for an individual but offered no details. One officer outside the Capitol said police are responding to sketchy reports of woman who may have a gun.

House press gallery staff said the building is on lockdown but that the House met briefly and immediately recessed.

This story is developing and we will have updates online and on 6 News

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