After shots were reported to be fired near the Capitol Building in Washington DC, the building and the area has been put on lock down. 

Update 2:58pm

ABC News reports that a female suspect is dead after shots fired at Capitol Building. Lock down has been lifted. The suspect reportedly tried to ram the White House gates, and when that failed they went to the Capitol Building.

 

 

 

Update 2:41pm

From the Associated Press:

olice say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building.

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 have been reported on Capitol Hill. There are unconfirmed reports of an officer injured.

[Associated Press, ABC, Policy Mic]