WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate officials say Senate to be shut down while Navy Yard shooter is sought.
Here's a letter from Terrance W. Gainer, Senate Sergeant of Arms"
This message was sent to the Senate community on behalf of Terrance W. Gainer, Senate Sergeant at Arms.
Lock Down of Senate Complex
In light of the uncertainty surrounding the shooting at the Navy Yard this morning and particularly the possibility of suspects remaining at large, we have decided to lock down the Senate complex. You may move about the building; however, for the next two hours you may not leave nor can anyone enter the building. This will be in effect until we deem the situation safe in the neighboring community. We do not have any information to suggest the Senate, its Members, or staff are in any danger, but out of an abundance of caution, we feel this is the best course of action to keep everyone safe. This is being done in consultation with Chief Kim Dine, U.S. Capitol Police. Additional information will be shared at 5:00 p.m.
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