Lockdown at U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center lifted after apparent suicide

On Saturday, the U.S. Capitol was locked down after a shooting near the building.
On Saturday, the U.S. Capitol was locked down after a shooting near the building.

Multiple law enforcement/emergency services have responded to the U.S. Capitol, including MPD and DC Fire. A shooter has been neutralized.

Fire officials have responded to the U.S. Capitol in response to a shooting near the building.

More from the scene at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday.
More from the scene at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday.

Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was “neutralized” after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was “neutralized” after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Members of law enforcement keep watch around the north front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of law enforcement keep watch around the north front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was “neutralized” after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was “neutralized” after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was “neutralized” after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A Bomb squad member searches an area at U.S.  Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April11, 2015.   Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown after shots were fired and a suspicious package was found in what appears to be an attempted suicide. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A Bomb squad member searches an area at U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April11, 2015. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown after shots were fired and a suspicious package was found in what appears to be an attempted suicide. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

U.S. Capitol Police and other emergency services respond to the U.S.  Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
U.S. Capitol Police and other emergency services respond to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A bomb squad member searches the area at the U.S.  Capitol in Washington Saturday 11, 2015. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A bomb squad member searches the area at the U.S. Capitol in Washington Saturday 11, 2015. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was “neutralized” after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

U.S. Capitol Police officers work a perimeter at the U.S.  Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
U.S. Capitol Police officers work a perimeter at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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On Saturday, the U.S. Capitol was locked down after a shooting near the building.
More from the scene at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday.
Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of law enforcement keep watch around the north front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of law enforcement and emergency services gather and a parameter created around the west front of the U.S. Capitol as the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A Bomb squad member searches an area at U.S.  Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April11, 2015.   Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown after shots were fired and a suspicious package was found in what appears to be an attempted suicide. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
U.S. Capitol Police and other emergency services respond to the U.S.  Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A bomb squad member searches the area at the U.S.  Capitol in Washington Saturday 11, 2015. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to be hurt.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
U.S. Capitol Police officers work a perimeter at the U.S.  Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Police say the U.S. Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 3, 2022 | Update on the shooting incident outside the U.S. Capitol (Ginger Whitaker)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol and the Capitol Visitor Center were on lock-down Saturday after a shot was fired in an apparent suicide.

According to a spokesperson for U.S. Capitol Police, it happened on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building. The suspected shooter was “neutralized” following a self-inflicted gunshot.

Capitol Police were also investigating a suspicious package on the lower West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol Building.

The U.S. Capitol and the Capitol Visitor Center were locked down as a precaution, but the lock-down was lifted before 4 p.m.

First Street is currently closed between Independence Avenue, Southwest and Constitution Avenue, Northwest. Maryland Avenue, Southwest is also closed between First and Third streets, Southwest and Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest is closed between First and Third streets, Northwest.

No additional information has been released at this time.

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