US Capitol on lockdown after report of gunfire nearby

WASHINGTON (AP) — A car has rammed a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, injuring two Capitol Police officers and leading to a suspect being shot.

That’s according to two law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity as the event was unfolding.

Capitol Police say the incident happened at a checkpoint near the Capitol.

Police have locked down the U.S. Capitol after a report of gunshots in the area.

U.S. Capitol Police said early Friday afternoon that all Capitol buildings were being locked down “due to an external security threat” and staff members were told they could not enter or exit the buildings.

A law enforcement official says officers were responding to a report of a possible shooting on a street near the Capitol complex. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured.

The official could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.