Monday, March 28, 2016

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police officers say a man was shot by police after drawing a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint.

He was taken to the hospital.

A female bystander also sustained minor injuries.

Chief of Police Matthew R. Verderosa tells reporters that the suspect was known to police. However, he would not confirm reports that it was the same man who disrupted the House chamber last fall by shouting.

The Capitol was on lockdown for about an hour after the initial incident and staffers were told to shelter in place. Early reports said an officer was hit, but that proved erroneous.