Shooting at Capitol Hill Visitors Center – One Injured, Suspect Captured, Lockdown Ongoing…

(Via Reuters) A police officer was shot and wounded on Monday in the U.S. Capitol complex and the gunman captured, a source citing information from the Sergeant-at-Arms office in Congress said.

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Gunshots were heard in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and workers were told to shelter. The source said the officer’s wounds were not serious.  Congress is in recess, with few lawmakers in Washington. (link)

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94 Responses to Shooting at Capitol Hill Visitors Center – One Injured, Suspect Captured, Lockdown Ongoing…

  1. InfidelDefiler says:

    We are truly witnessing the last death rattles of a dying empire

    Liked by 11 people

  2. Meezer says:

    So how long will it take Cruz to blame Trump for this…..:)

    Liked by 23 people

  3. Donald Joy says:

    Fence-jumper apprehended at White House also.

    Liked by 7 people

  4. PaulyWalnuts says:

    God bless those officers. Prayers to their families.

    Liked by 7 people

  5. Chip Bennett says:

    Tagging for interest/follow-up information.


  6. bob e says:

    any comments on the shooter ??


  7. Backspin says:

    Per AP news. Shooter in custody / Lockdown lifted / 1 Cop injured.


  8. margo says:

    Such DISINFORMATION as usual. All they want to share is a suspect has been arrested. Not one shred of further information. So sickened by what passes for information these days. How does a bird’s eye view of the Capital help to make this article informed?

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Marygrace Powers says:

    At this point I have become so jaded and suspicious of this administration. We will see Obama get on and make a grab for guns. They want to disarm us. I’m convinced this was orchestrated by the Obama team.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. jeans2nd says:

    “Congress is in recess, with few lawmakers in Washington.” Reuters must think this is news. The news would be that Congress actually was in session.

    Heard on Hannity that Times Square was in lockdown due to suspicious package. Any truth to that? Have not seen it reported anywhere else yet.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Per Daily Beast:

    “There was reportedly some confusion as the day began with a scheduled lockdown drill. “THIS IS A DRILL,” an early morning memo notified Capitol staffers. “EXERCISE EXERCISE.”

    Liked by 2 people

  12. blognificentbee says:

    Seeing conflicting reports about injured. Some sources now say: shooter shot, one civilization injured, LE officer not shot.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. jackphatz says:

    Can’t people read. DC is a gun free area. Such disrespect for the men & women working hard to make our worlds safe from evil.


    Liked by 6 people

  14. Backspin says:

    I’m convinced anyone here could be a better reporter than the HACKS. But facts are not the mission , are they ?
    RE; Times Square – scanner hard to follow , but sounds like a bag was transported , and event ended. ( fwiw )

    Liked by 3 people

  15. 180daysofkindergarten says:

    The only information I can find is a UK Daily Mail article. So, I’m reading the comments about how the UK is safer than the US and then I get to this comment: “Damn! those officers are hot”
    I laughed. Sadly, obviously, it is not just the US that is in a downward spiral.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. kpm58 says:

    Am I wrong or did the attack in San Bernardino occur just after a training exercise?

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Monroe says:

    Shooter arrested……no name given… picture

    hence not Caucasian.

    Liked by 7 people

  18. Per CNN

    “U.S. Capitol police shot a male suspect Monday afternoon following reports of gunfire at the Capitol Visitor Center, law enforcement officials said.

    A female civilian bystander was injured by shrapnel, but no U.S. Capitol Police officers have been injured.
    The gunman attempted to go through the metal detectors at the Capitol Visitor Center entrance. When those magnetometers beeped, he was stopped by security and then pulled out a gun. A Capitol police officer then shot him, sources told CNN.”

    Liked by 1 person

  19. If Trump wasn’t such a racist who wants to deport infants with Down’s, then tragedies like this would never happen.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Eric Kennedy says:


  21. flova says:

    Okay, did he scream ‘Allah Akbar’ before shooting? Or was it ‘F*** The Police’

    Liked by 3 people

  22. sundance says:

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  23. dumbplumber says:

    No,no, no, Achmed. It’s the other one. The really big one with all the stick thingys around it. Jesus, it’s hard to get good help anymore. Well, look on the bright side. They’ve graduated from subway tunnels and airports to D.C.. Close, but not close enough.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. dennis says:

    Can Glenn Beck’s whereabouts be confirmed?

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Gail Combs says:

    Leave it to the Russian News Media…
    “… the individual has a history of causing disturbances at the Capitol, previously shouting “I’m a Prophet of God!” inside the US House.

    Speaking to reporters after a shooting incident at the US Capitol Visitor Center on Monday, police chief Matthew Verderosa said that he could not identify the shooter at this time, but confirmed that he was “known” to authorities.

    According to local ABC and NBC affiliates, the suspect has been identified as Larry Dawson, a preacher from Antioch, Tennessee. Reports indicate that the suspect’s weapon was a pellet gun….”

    Sounds more like a Cruz supporter.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Gail Combs says:

    Larry Dawson of Antioch, Tennessee shouted “I am a prophet of God” from from the balcony of the House of Representatives in October 2015.

    And yes the Press jumped the gun and called the guy a Trump supporter.

    How many times has a shooter been a leftist but IDed by the press as a Right Wing Nut Case before any real info is available?

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  27. geoffb5 says:

    So many news stories. All saying Larry Dawson, of Antioch, Tennessee. But no photos and no description of the views that had him shouting at Congress. By leaving out that for the time being they allow an image of a crazed right-winger – Trumpster to gel and fix itself in the public’s minds.


  28. georgiafl says:

    Someone showed up at an election fraud hearing in Maricopa County Arizona today in a Guy Fawkes mask, and violence broke out:

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Risible & the Deep State continues. They will attempt to seize power if they can pull it off whether a FFO or FEMA COG drill. The US COIP already happened now what is the will of the people to do about it ?


  30. Katherine McCoun says:
    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Seems like he may be to the left of the political spectrum based on his work to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. He is mid 60 yr old, African American pastor from Antioch TN. Does not seem to be a Trump supporter based on info I can find at this time.


  31. Eric Kennedy says:

    The media originally said it was a guy with a different name but with pro-Trump posts on his website. It ended up being a black pastor who seems to be more progressive (he supported raising the minimum wage to $15). They were ready to run with the other narrative however.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Donald Joy says:

    He was being oppressed


  33. chrystalia99 says:

    He’s a black preacher who regularly pushes for a 15.00/hr minimum wage, his pic is still on the local news twitter feed, here:

    Considering the 15.00/wage and everything lese, a Bernie fan with a touch of Beck, perhaps???

    Liked by 1 person

  34. MVW says:

    Obama has not been good for the working people of this country, and blacks have had it the worst. Good jobs are what pays the good wages and raising the wage minimum only hurts the less skilled even more by reducing the number employed, but tell that to Larry…


  35. Linda Ruth says:

    When when do liars ever tell the truth? Why believe just because the MSM and government controllers say to? Independent thinking is not allowed in the performance script. Doubters make officials look suspicious. The devil lurks in the details. Always question them.

    Active Shooter Drill Scheduled At Capitol Hill Same Time Active Shooter Came To Capital Hill
    Submitted by IWB, on March 28th, 2016


  36. JeremyR says:

    Shouldn’t the title read “Liberal activist shot after drawing a pellet gun in protest at Capitol visitors Center?”
    What he hoped to accomplish is any ones guess. Looks like he will be getting free room and board for a few years.
    If Barry had a minister he’d look like????


  37. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Before we get too far into this discussion:

    A pellet gun is a weapon. They are used to kill varmints, as well as used for sport. They do not have orange tips on the end to tell you they are a toy because they are not a toy.

    Many pellet pistols are made to look exactly like known pistols.

    So, you cannot wave around a pellet gun thinking everyone will see it is a toy, and so will not draw on you.

    So, don’t try it.

    –My neighborhood juvenile delinquent and a friend were playing with a pellet pistol one day. from my window, across the street, it sure looked like a pistol. I called The Man. The Man came out. They saw The Man’s squad car round the corner, and they started to run, throwing the pellet pistol in some bushes.

    This made The Man and me feel much safer.

    The Man retrieved the pistol, and figured out it was a pellet pistol. By then, I felt OK to leave my home and identify myself as the caller. So, I learned it was a pellet pistol, not a real gun.

    But The Man and I each perceived it as a real gun until we had a chance to look at it up close.

    Those kids are lucky they threw it away, rather than keep playing.


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