Friday, May 26, 2006

Capitol Hill Commotion

Reports of gunfire in or near the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill created a lock down situation. Reports are broad and conflicting. Here's the latest from CNN:
Police were searching the Rayburn building in the Capitol complex Friday after reports of gunfire in a garage in the building.

"At 10:30 this morning, we received a report of shots fired inside the Rayburn garage," Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a public information officer for the Capitol Police, said.

"At this time, we continue to investigate. We have tactical teams inside the building."

Armed officers were searching "the old-fashioned way," Schneider said, going door-to-door checking the 50 acres of office space in the 169 suites in the building.

CNN's Brian Todd reported at 1:30 p.m. that law enforcement officials said the search of the Rayburn building was "winding down."
Most interesting, is a staffer in Rep. Jack Kingston's (R-GA) office is Live Blogging from within the locked down environment.


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