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Police swarm Capitol after ‘concerning 911 call,’ later give all-clear

WASHINGTON − The Capitol Police swarmed Senate buildings Wednesday afternoon and advised people inside to shelter in place because of a report about a possible active shooter before later determining there had been no shooter and the report was false.

“There is no active shooter and there are no injuries,” Hugh Carew, spokesperson for Washington Metropolitan Police Department told USA TODAY.

The Capitol Police, in a statement at 2:45 p.m. ET, advised everyone inside the Russell Senate Office Building and other Senate offices to stay inside as they investigated the buildings in response to “a concerning 911 call.”

“Please stay away from the area as we are still investigating,” the Capitol Police statement read. “If you are inside the Senate Buildings, everyone inside should be sheltering in place as the report was for a possible active shooter.”

But Carew later said those reports came from a “bad call” to Washington police made at about 2:30 p.m. ET alerting them to a suspected shooter at the Hart Senate Office Building. The call was followed by additional 911 calls from Senate staffers who said they heard about an active shooter, which police believe was likely the result of rumors spreading from the original phone call.

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Police swarm Capitol after ‘concerning 911 call,’ later give all-clear

WASHINGTON − The Capitol Police swarmed Senate buildings Wednesday afternoon and advised people inside to shelter in place because of a report about a possible active shooter before later determining there had been no shooter and the report was false.

“There is no active shooter and there are no injuries,” Hugh Carew, spokesperson for Washington Metropolitan Police Department told USA TODAY.

The Capitol Police, in a statement at 2:45 p.m. ET, advised everyone inside the Russell Senate Office Building and other Senate offices to stay inside as they investigated the buildings in response to “a concerning 911 call.”

“Please stay away from the area as we are still investigating,” the Capitol Police statement read. “If you are inside the Senate Buildings, everyone inside should be sheltering in place as the report was for a possible active shooter.”

But Carew later said those reports came from a “bad call” to Washington police made at about 2:30 p.m. ET alerting them to a suspected shooter at the Hart Senate Office Building. The call was followed by additional 911 calls from Senate staffers who said they heard about an active shooter, which police believe was likely the result of rumors spreading from the original phone call.

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