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US Capitol put on lockdown after reports of shooting nearby

US Capitol put on lockdown after reports of shooting nearby
The US Capitol was put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon, after reports of an active shooter on a nearby street. Washington, DC police arrested two men after a car chase and found a "machine gun" inside the vehicle, local media reported.

Reporters trapped at congressional offices have sent pictures of police activity on 3rd and C Streets NW.

Staff has been told to silence cell phones and move away from the windows, however.

DC police confirmed they have received a call of a "man with a gun" at 1st & C Street NW, according to WJLA.

After reports than someone in a car had a gun, DC police launched a car chase, running down the suspects outside the Capitol. Video from the scene shows an African-American male taken into custody.

An all-clear was given at 4:48 p.m. local time.

All Miss America contestants were trapped inside the Capitol at one point.

Lockdowns are becoming a frequent occurrence at the US Capitol. The most recent incident happened Friday, when a female staffer passed through security with what turned out to be a power drill, prompting reports of a gun.