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Apr 11, 2015 5:21 PM

US Capitol lockdown lifted after man fatally shoots himself

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol has been lifted after shots were fired in an apparent suicide.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says a man died after shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building, which triggered a roughly two-hour lockdown.

No one else is hurt.

During the lockdown, no one was allowed to enter or exit the Capitol and the visitors' center on what was a busy day for tourists. Some streets around the complex also were closed during the lockdown, which came during Washington's popular annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Congress has been on spring break for two weeks and lawmakers are set to return to work Monday.


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