Friday, May 26, 2006

Shots Fired On Capitol Hill

Breaking now on all three major cable news stations ... .

Update: The location appears to have been the underground level (a garage level) of the Rayburn Office Building. Capitol police sealed off the building and told people in the building to "shelter in place." The Senate is in session today, but not the House, though House committees were meeting.

Breaking news is always interesting. This article contains speculation about balloons popping or a car backfiring. This one talks about the smell of smoke in the lobby.

FROM CABLE TV 10:11 Central: A reporter is saying that the AP is reporting that four ambulances have arrived at the House office building. However, there have been no reports of injuries.

The FBI Terrorism Task Force is also on the scene, but you'd expect that. Also, business elsewhere is described as proceeding "as usual," with just the office building still sealed.