US Capitol, buildings placed on lockdown during investigation

Both the House and Senate were in session, with House members voting

The U.S. Capitol and the buildings within its complex were on lockdown Tuesday, July 12 with police investigating.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Capitol and the buildings were on lockdown during a police investigation.

Reports are that the lockdown has now been lifted.

There were no immediate details Tuesday. It marks the second time in less than a week that the Capitol has been locked down.

Police sent an email to congressional staff advising them to close and lock doors and stay away from external doors and windows.

Both the House and Senate were in session, with House members voting. In the Senate, lawmakers were delivering speeches from the floor.

Tourists sat in the visitors’ gallery in the Senate, apparently unaware of what was transpiring.

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