BREAKING: Possible Active Shooter Alert in Senate Building, US Capitol Police Responding

In a developing situation, the United States Capitol Police (USCP) have issued a warning about a potential active shooter situation within the Senate Office Buildings. The law enforcement agency has urged the public to steer clear of the area as they continue their investigation.

The USCP responded to a distressing 911 call, which led to the initiation of a thorough search operation in and around the Senate Office Buildings. The nature of the call has not been disclosed, but it was significant enough to warrant an immediate response from the police.

In a statement, the USCP said, “Our officers are searching in and around the Senate Office Buildings in response to a concerning 911 call. Please stay away from the area as we are still investigating. We will continue to communicate with the public here.”

The police have also issued a shelter-in-place order for anyone currently inside the Senate Buildings. They emphasized that while the report indicated a possible active shooter, there have been no confirmed reports of gunshots at this time.

The USCP further advised, “If you are inside the Senate Buildings, everyone inside should be sheltering in place as the report was for a possible active shooter. It should be noted that we do not have any confirmed reports of gunshots.”

The police are urging anyone in the vicinity to heed the instructions of their officers. They have also established a media staging location at 1st and Constitution Avenue, NW, where a Public Information Officer (PIO) will provide updates as the investigation unfolds.

The situation remains fluid, and the USCP has pledged to keep the public informed as they continue their investigation. The safety of those within the Senate Buildings and the surrounding area remains their top priority.