UPDATE (2:28pm) – ABC News is reporting capitol officers shot and neutralized the suspect.
Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown following reports of shots fired at the Capitol Visitor Center Monday afternoon.
The White House was also briefly locked down after what appears to be an unrelated incident.
Congressional staffers were sent a notice to shelter in place, instructing them to lock doors and move to assigned shelter areas. Those outdoors were told to “seek cover away from the area.”
“There has been an isolated incident at the U.S. Capitol. There is no active threat to the public,” the D.C. Police Department tweeted.