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Shots fired on Capitol Hill, lock down lifted

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

The lock down at the U.S. Capitol has been lifted. The U.S. Capitol was put on a security lock down around 2:30 p.m. amid reports of shots fired outside the building.

Capitol police say a woman tried ramming a barricade near the White House with her car, before fleeing, leading police on a chase. Shots were fired shortly after. A child was in the woman's car, who was taken to the hospital.

People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.

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 had been fired on Capitol Hill. An officer was injured during the chase, and the female suspect shot and killed.

Police are trying to confirm that the female suspect is a 34-year-old woman from Stamford, Connecticut.

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