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Police report shots fired on west front of US Capitol #BreakingNews

The west side of the U.S. Capitol, as seen from the Washington Monument in March, 2015. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON -- A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a protest sign. The man died after shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building just after 1 p.m., Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said. No one else was hurt. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the man had a backpack and a rolling suitcase, triggering an hours-long lockdown, and a sign that said something about "social justice." Robert Bishop of Annapolis, Maryland said he was biking near the steps of the Capitol when the suicide happened. Bishop didn't witness the suicide but said there were about 60 people in the area, and that some of them did, including a girl and her mother who immediat...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/us-capitol-lockdown-lifted...

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