Shots fired at the U.S. Capitol

Daily Staff

UPDATE 2:49 p.m.: Activities from the House of Representatives have resumed. Reports from the Boston Globe say debates have continued on reinstating funding for veterans.

UPDATE 2:43 p.m.: The suspect was a woman who tried to crash her vehicle into a barricade outside of the White House. The Washington Post also reported there was a infant in the back of her vehicle. 

The police officer injured in the incident was reported injured by a vehicle collision. 

The condition of the suspect, infant and officer injured are all unknown.

Gunshots have been reported outside of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

Both the House and Senate have been recessed.

Capitol Police sent out this message in an email at 1:45 p.m.:

SHELTER IN PLACE. Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring staff in all Senate Office Buildings to immediately shelter in place. Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, emergency supply kits and escape hoods; and move to your office’s assigned shelter in place location or the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows. If you are not near your office, go to the office nearest to you and shelter with that office and then check in with your OEC. No one will be permitted to enter or exit the building until directed by USCP. Staff is advised to monitor the situation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

The shelter in place was lifted around 2 p.m. The Associated Press reports that one police officer was injured at the Capitol.

The Des Moines Register reported that all six of the Iowa delegation have been accounted for. 

Check back to the Iowa State Daily as more information becomes available.