Valley Congressman Jim Costa talked with KMPH Midday News by phone shortly after shots were fired at the U.S. Capitol.
The Congressman says he was leaving the building when the reports came in.The building was locked down, which means anyone inside is locked in and anyone outside is locked out, so he was waiting it out at a nearby restaurant.Costa says the shots appear to have been fired near the west steps of the Capitol, the area where the presidential inauguration ceremony takes place.The Congressman said a car was stopped in the area and he believed there was one person injured.
AP News is reporting the shooting followed a car chase and that a police officer was injured.
The lock down was lifted after about an hour.
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