Watch view of Capitol Hill after police say no active shooter found at Senate office after lockdown

Oliver Browning
Wednesday 02 August 2023 22:54 BST

Watch from outside the US Capitol after police said no active shooter was found on Wednesday 2 August.

Officers were dispatched to canvass Senate office buildings in response to what the department described as “a concerning 911 call” that later turned out to be a false alarm.

On Wednesday afternoon, US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said that the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) received a call at 2.30pm saying that there was an active shooter in the Hart office building in the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC.

“We responded in seconds … we have been training for active shooters for the last couple of years,” the chief said, according to Politico.

“At this point, we can say that we found no confirmation that there was an active shooter, and this may have been a bogus call,” he added.

Chief Manger also said there are no plans to put up a fence around the Capitol ahead of Donald Trump’s arraignment in Washington DC on Thursday.

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