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VIDEO: Shots fired and a vehicle rams barricades at the U.S. Capitol, 2 officers hurt

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 later report stated that two officers were injured after a vehicle rammed the barricade at the U.S. Capitol.

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.

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