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Thu October 3, 2013

RI Delegation Safe: Lockdown Lifted After Shots Fired on Capitol Hill

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Most of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation has confirmed they’re safe after reports of shots fired on Capitol Hill. Congressman David Cicilline says he and his staff hunkered down behind closed doors in his office, a block from the U.S. Capitol Building.

“We were advised through an emergency announcement system to the building that the building was on lockdown," said Cicilline, "and advised to shelter in place and lock doors of your offices and make sure all of your employees are accounted for and remain there in place until further instructions.”

A staffer for Senator Jack Reed says he’s fine. And Congressman Jim Langevin tweeted that he was safe as well. The lockdown was lifted just after 3 pm today.