The U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lock down due to reports of shots fired outside the building.
Terrance Gainer, the Senate's Sergeant at Arms has reported injuries. FBI agents are at the scene.
A female suspect tried to ram the gates of the White House with a car today before multiple shots were fired.
The suspect was killed at the scene. The condition of the passenger whom was thought to be a child is unknown at this time.
The 5-6 shots were fired around 2 p.m. (ET) on Thursday following a car chase that ended on Capitol Hill. Officers were seen swarming the scene with machine guns as hundreds of staffers and tourists fled in panic.
The incident comes two weeks after a deadly shooting at the nearby Navy Yard and during the government shutdown.
The House abruptly went into recess and lawmakers left the chamber floor as a warning was sounded. The House had just finished approving legislation aimed at partially lifting the government shutdown. This involved a decision to pay National Guard and Reserve members.
The White House has been locked down along with a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the compound. Secret Service said the procedures were precautionary.
In a notice distributed by email, the U.S. Capitol police advised everyone to close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. The notice said gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill.