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Thursday
Dec162010

US Capitol Momentarily Put On Lockdown 

Photo Courtesy - Matthew Gagnon/ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Capitol was momentarily put on lockdown Thursday after a report of a man with a gun near an office building on the Senate side of the complex.

The lockdown was lifted after only a few minutes and the all-clear was given.

Capitol police said in a statement just after 11:30 a.m. there had been a report of a man with a gun near 1st and Constitution Ave. NE and a suspect was in custody. That location is just outside the Dirksen Office Building.

Matthew Gagnon, an aide for Sen. Susan Collins, R-Me., described the incident on Twitter.

“Plain clothes cop in gray sweat-shirt is a hero. Totally took the guy down Ray Lewis style. Epic,” Gagnon tweeted.

“Epic take down by the cops outside Dirksen. Five seconds before officer had gun drawn,” he said.

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