Shooting reported at US Capitol

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By Euronews
Shooting reported at US Capitol

Reports of gunshots at the US Capitol complex have triggered a major security operation in Washington DC.

The shooting is believed to have happened at the Capitol Visitor Center. Conflicting accounts say either a police officer or a civilian woman has been wounded.

Reuters reported that the suspected gunman had been captured, citing information from the Sergeant-at-Arms office in Congress.

The White House was earlier briefly placed on lockdown after a separate security incident.