GUNFIRE AT U.S. CAPITOL!
HERE‘s an early report:
A woman who tried to ram the gate into the White House was shot dead Thursday after she led police on a chase through Washington and wounded at least one police officer.
“Shelter in place,” Capitol police officers responding to the crisis barked out.
The House, which had been in the midst of heated debates over how to end the government shutdown, immediately went into recess.
Members of Congress and their staffers scurried to their offices, closed the curtains, and locked themselves inside.
Meanwhile, a federal Parks police helicopter landed on the Mall directly in front of the building and quickly evacuated the wounded officer.
The name of the woman was not immediately known.