Gunshots were reportedly fired outside the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC on Thursday afternoon.

The gunfire occurred just outside the building around 2 p.m. following a car chase that ended near the Capitol, according to Fox News. John Bodnar, CNN video journalist, says he heard at least a dozen shots.

“Shots fired outside the Capitol. We are in temporary lock down,” Senator Claire McCaskill said on Twitter. Police were seen running within the Capitol building and outside as vehicles swarmed to the scene. The shooter was later taken into police custody, according to Bloomberg.

Offices are in lockdown and Capitol Police have confirmed that there is a shelter in place for people on the scene. In an email circulated by email, Capitol Police advised everyone to “close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows.” One police officer has been injured, according to unconfirmed reports.

There are reportedly some additional injuries, and details are still forthcoming.

source: RT