U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said one bystander was injured, though apparently not severely, in the incident.
Speaking to reporters, Verderosa also corrected initial reports that a U.S. Capitol Police officer had been shot. The police chief said “no officers were injured.”

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4:34 PM (4 hours ago)
A male suspect was shot by U.S. Capitol Police and was taken to a hospital, law enforcement officials tell CNN.

A female civilian bystander was injured by shrapnel. No U.S. Capitol Police officers were injured, and the Capitol lockdown was lifted.

The suspect attempted to go through metal detectors at the Capitol Visitor Center entrance. He was stopped by security and then allegedly pulled out a gun before being shot by Capitol police, sources told CNN.

The White House also briefly closed its North and South fence lines as a precautionary measure after the Capitol incident.

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5:40 PM (3 hours ago)

The suspect shot by Capitol Police has been identified as Larry Russell Dawson, two law enforcement sources say.

Dawson was also arrested in October after an outburst in the House chamber. Court documents from that incident describe him as a 66-year-old from Tennessee. According to the documents, Dawson "loudly stated to Congress he was a 'prophet of God.' "

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa, without naming the suspect in today’s incident, said “there is no reason to believe this is anything more than a criminal act."

"We believe this is an act of a single person who has frequented the Capitol grounds before,” Verderosa said.

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