Around 3 p.m. Thursday, Capitol Hill and the White House was placed on lock down due to a possible gunman on the loose.
About 15 minutes later, the lock down was lifted and the perpetrator was subdued.
According to DC police, a woman tried to ram the White House gates with her car and then was chased by police and secret service to the senate side of Capitol Hill where a shoot out ensued and the spectacle was eventually controlled. There are several injuries however; no fatalities are being reported by police. One law enforcement officer is reported as injured.
Media outlets and social media is speculating the arrising frustration at the idiocy in Congress and their inability to end the federal shut down. Many people are not showing any surprise in hearing that someone tried to violently express themselves on Capitol Hill.
The Capitol police will be holding a press conference soon to address the events that transpired. It is already presumed the woman is mentally ill.
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