BREAKING U.S. Capitol In Lockdown After Gunshots Fired Outside
(CNN) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday that one person was injured in a shooting on Capitol Hill, CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Police are reacting to reports of shots fired on Capitol Hill in Washington. An order was given over the Capitol speaker system to shelter in place because of an active shooter situation.
There were reports of multiple gunshots near the Senate Hart Office Building, and people were seen running.
Capitol Police sent out the following advisory to staffers:
"SHELTER IN PLACE. Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring all occupants in all House Office Buildings to shelter in place. Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods; and move to the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows. If you are not in your office, take shelter in the nearest office, check in with your OEC and wait for USCP to clear the incident. No one will be permitted to enter or exit the building until directed by USCP. All staff should monitor the situation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available."
The House and Senate went into recess after the shooting.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/07/2013|
Associated Press twitter folowing and tweeting details as they happen
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/03/2013|
KateNoceraVerified account @KateNocera
Literally was dragged in by cop as he heard shots fired come over the radio. Now this: pic.twitter.com/K1AJwIEV6G
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/03/2013|
WTF is going on in DC, now a friend on the Hill is facebooking about more shots heard.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/03/2013|
Marc Schloss @marcschloss
No joke on Capitol Hill as Cops are running with machine guns as reports of shots being fired at Capitol pic.twitter.com/vdjAKkLP4y
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/03/2013|
It's disturbing that it took 20 min. for this to get posted on Datalounge. Let's step it up, ladies, m'kay?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/03/2013|
Watching MSNBC now, Bernie Sanders and other members of congress coming back into the building after they were told to return and not leave buildings by police
some looked red faced and flushed like they ran for their lives
appear a bit shaken
maybe they should all go and wrap themselves in the 2nd amendment for protection
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/03/2013|
Maybe this is the event meant to "bring everyone together in unity" and pass the clean CR.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/03/2013|
Let's go ahead and call this one a hostile take over and move to Canada. Who's with me? It's just like Coty versus Avon... the cheap bastards win!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/03/2013|
Rob Nelson @TVRobNelson BREAKING: sources tell abc news the US Capitol shooter, a woman, is dead at the scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/03/2013|
This wouldn't have happened had everyone on Capitol Hill had a gun.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/03/2013|
Protect Michelle Bachmann!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/03/2013|
Pete Williams is reporting on MSNBC that the shooter's car first tried to breach security at the White House, failed, then drove to a Senate building where the firefight ensued. Smells like teabag to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/03/2013|
"The only thing that prevents a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/03/2013|
Well, THIS thread was posted 7 mins before this one
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/03/2013|
Talk about a bad week; having to go to work and not being sure when or if you'll be paid for the days the government is shutdown, then you get shot by a crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/03/2013|
[quote]Take annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/03/2013|
For those of you like me who are at work, here's a live feed to a local DC NBC station:
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/03/2013|
[quote]Smells like teabag to me.
They're usually a democrat or nothing, and always 100% crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/03/2013|
Or frustrated furloughed citizen?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/03/2013|
Well THANK GAWD the *BREAKING NEWS* poster is still alive and sitting in his basement, spewing out stuff that we can all read in a million different news outlets. Whew!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/03/2013|
BUT WHO WAS IN THE CAR??
Witness: Black car followed by police cars
Peter Herman reports:
Giancarlo Refalo from Malta visiting and was on a bench near 1st Street and Constitution Avenue reading a map when he saw black car speeding on 1st Street NW toward Independence Avenue followed by several police cars. ”
“At first I thought the driver was trying to get out of the way of police but then I realized he was being chased,” he said.
He heard several gunshots near Independence and 1st Street followed by “lots of screaming and shouting” and then the black vehicle came back on first toward Constitution chased by police.
“They were swerving all over the place,” he said. “By that time I was hiding in the bushes because I was so scared.”
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/03/2013|
Pete Williams Per NBC says incident started at the White House as a gate ramming
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/03/2013|
From ABC News:
"An attempt to ram the White House gates ended with shots fired at the U.S. Capitol, senators put under lockdown and a female suspect dead, sources told ABC News."
She attacked the White House first. Sounds likely she was a tea partier.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/03/2013|
Hey most of us enjoy the **BREAKING** news here and appreciate as part of the DL R21.
Though it is sad how long it took this to get posted here.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/03/2013|
probably nothing, but the breaking news operators will have a field day, you know that.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/03/2013|
The Capitol police are working without pay today because of the shutdown.
Today is the Obama's wedding anniversary.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/03/2013|
two men in the car too, in addition to the child?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/03/2013|
Are you sure R27? The mayor of Washington D.C. basically told Congress to go fuck themselves, he wasn't going to furlough anyone especially not police and fire department.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/03/2013|
[quote]Pete Williams Per NBC says incident started at the White House as a gate ramming
Definitely a Republican nutwing, then.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/03/2013|
It's not like it will change anything with America's gun laws, so what's the point in even caring?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/03/2013|
r27 are you sure? I don't think the critical government fuctions like capitol security will be shut down, ever!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/03/2013|
The child in the backseat looks black.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/03/2013|
Capitol police are different than Metro (local) police.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/03/2013|
She was driving an Infiniti with a baby in the back.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/03/2013|
Freeper Frau trying to ram through barrier near the White House?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/03/2013|
[quote]The mayor of Washington D.C. basically told Congress to go fuck themselves, he wasn't going to furlough anyone especially not police and fire department.
Capitol police are feds, not MPD.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/03/2013|
So proud to be an American right about now.
Go ahead Amber, pick up that mic and start reportin!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/03/2013|
I am not the original breaking news poster. I miss those posts and I waited those extra minutes to see if he would post.
Come back BREAKING poster
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/03/2013|
Not terror. All shooting by cops. She just nran a few red lights followed by cops with her child in the car.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/03/2013|
[quote]Protect Michelle Bachmann!!!
Who do you think was shooting?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/03/2013|
Some Tea Party caller said on C-Span that she must have been on welfare because she was driving a Cadillac and down here in Mississippi they all drive Cadillacs.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/03/2013|
Cops in America are so damn trigger-happy compared to those in the rest of the world.
It's one of many problems with the gun violence issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/03/2013|
The shooter was wearing white tennis shoes and jeans: fresh out of rehab.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/03/2013|
If every person in Congress had a gun, this wouldn't have happened! (And maybe the fuckers would just shoot each other and we could be rid of them).
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/03/2013|
Well, Cadillac must be pretty happy about its brand being identified with luxury, because ever since Reagan, anyone on welfare is accused of being a grifter who drives a Cadillac.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/03/2013|
This woman was nuts or confused and scared. She had an accident.
She ran and they shot her.
An unarmed confused woman- shot down by police.
They probably shot her in the back.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/03/2013|
There was NO SHOOTER.
The shots fired were by the police at an unarmed woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/03/2013|
An attempt to ram the White House gates ended with shots fired at the U.S. Capitol, senators put under lockdown and a female suspect dead, sources told ABC News.
The suspect was killed by cops near the Capitol following a high speed chase from the White House, along Pennsylvania Ave., the same route the president typically walks following an inauguration.
A child was found unhurt in the woman's car, authorities said. The woman was not carrying ID and has not been identified. Police said there were no weapons found in the suspect's car.
Sources said the woman's vehicle is leased with out of state license plates.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/03/2013|
I take back the "unarmed" label. If it's the case this woman was using her CAR as a weapon - then they had to take her out, I guess. ~~~~~~~ WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Authorities locked down the U.S. Capitol, Senate office buildings and House office buildings Thursday afternoon following a confrontation with a woman in a vehicle.
A woman driving a black car tried to run through a barrier in front of a check point near the White House, according to Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine.
After exchanging words with police, the woman hit a police car and then her air bag deployed. She sped away and drove recklessly toward the Capitol building, hitting a security barrier near Second Street and Maryland Avenue.
Sounds like someone went crazy or on drugs. But they're saying it was not terrorist related.
Police fired on the woman and shot her after she crashed her car, but her condition is unknown. There was also a child in the vehicle with the woman, CNN has reported.
"We have no information that this is related to terrorism or is anything other than an isolated incident," said Dine. "I don't have a condition on the person in the car at this time. One of our officers was struck. He appears to be conscious and breathing. As far as we know, no officer was shot."
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/03/2013|
Did this woman have the last name Palin?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/03/2013|
It didn't even occurred to me that there could be political-related violence with the shutdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/03/2013|
Taylor Sharp is cute.
Did they really shoot a woman dead while she was driving, even though she had a child in the car?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/03/2013|
Alex Jones Is Already Calling Shots At U.S. Capitol A False Flag Attack
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/03/2013|
CNN still not stating woman's condition.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/03/2013|
[quote]So they killed some innocent woman?
No, 'they' shot a person that rammed the stanchions at the white house with a car, and then after having words with the armed secret service, sped away going 80 mph down PA avenue towards the capital crashing another security barrier. Hardly innocent.
They killed an irrational person that was using a vehicle as a weapon. Possibly a suicide bomber, or other nefarious motives.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/03/2013|
Maybe the woman was going to take her child to a Smithsonian museum and was upset it was closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/03/2013|
She was using the sidewalk as a weapon.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/03/2013|
Slither back to freeperville, r59.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/03/2013|
This station has some video of the chase. You may need to wait for them to start live streaming again.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/03/2013|
[quote]Pete Williams Per NBC says incident started at the White House as a gate ramming
The White House gate is an insatiable bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/03/2013|
Was she looking for Mitch McConnell?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/03/2013|
[quote] Talk about a bad week; having to go to work and not being sure when or if you'll be paid for the days the government is shutdown, then you get shot by a crazy.
It might be related to the shutdown. Someone who has been stood down without pay. Or someone who receives money from someone who has been stood down without pay.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/03/2013|
R69...the pay period doesn't even end until this Friday for Feds. Everyone is going to get paid from last Monday until this Monday. The reporters keep talking about "how people aren't getting paid" but I don't know anyone in the Federal Government who is getting paid daily and now are suddenly missing income.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/03/2013|
[bold] Republican lawmaker blames Obama and congressional Dems within minutes of Capitol shooting [/bold]
It didn’t take long for someone to place the blame for a shooting Thursday afternoon outside the U.S. Capitol.
Gunshots were reported outside the Hart Senate Office Building shortly before 2:20 p.m.
Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR) tweeted from his personal account at 2:23 p.m. that he’d heard or heard about “gun shots outside the Capitol.”
Two minutes later, at 2:25 p.m., the congressman followed up that tweet by laying the blame for the shooting on President Barack Obama and some Democratic congressional leaders.
“Stop the violent rhetoric President Obama, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. #Disgusting,” Griffin posted.
Stop the violent rhetoric President Obama, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. #Disgusting
— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinAR2) October 3, 2013
At 3:08 p.m., after receiving a number of unfavorable reactions from other Twitter users, Griffin apologized for his remark.
“The shooting today is a terrible and inexcusable tragedy and an act of terroism,” Griffin said. “No one but the shooter is to blame. I tweeted out of emotion but agree that the timing was not helpful.”
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/03/2013|
I think the story is about a Gramma from Connecticut (I'll call her Ada May Loomis),baby-sitting her two year old granddaughter (I'll call her Lily).
As in all wacky Gramma stories, Ada May somehow gets the keys to her daughters Infiniti and wouldn't you know it ends up at the Capitol.
She gets lost, panics and mistakes the gas pedal for the brakes. She is surounded by police cars, panics even more and takes off at a high rate of speed. All the while, Ada May is screaming "Oh Lordy! Oh sweet Jesus! Help me!"
She crashes, is shot and Lily is taken to the hospital.
The headline in the NY Post tomorrow will read PANICKY GRANNY SHUTS DOWN CONGRESS.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/03/2013|
Oh Lord please don't let him be black
So now what
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/03/2013|
B.J. Campbell, 69, a tourist visiting from Portland, Ore., said he saw the black car drive past White House security. Officers began “banging on the car, yelling at her,” Campbell told TIME. One tried to use a bicycle rack to box in the vehicle, but the car spun around and rammed into the rack and hit the officer, who was not wearing a uniform. The officer, whom the Associated Press identified as a Secret Service agent, was knocked onto the hood of the car and rolled off onto the street, according to Campbell. However another witness said the officer got up and did not appear to be injured.
“There was a lot of yelling at the driver to stop,” said Joe Brophy, the manager of a pedicab company, who saw the incident. The car sped off down Pennsylvania Avenue heading east, followed within 30 seconds by several police cars, according to witnesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/03/2013|
It is now reported that the woman DID NOT FIRE SHOTS! She didn't have a gun.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/03/2013|
Duh, no she was ramming the car and refused to stop it.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/03/2013|
On live TV a reporter just asked the police officer on (before the panicky blonde woman on live tv now) :
"Did she belong to a Somalia sect?
To which the officer replied - Are you asking me or telling me?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/03/2013|
Are all Somalians mentally off?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/03/2013|
CBS has a picture of an officer carrying the little toddler girl that was in the car.
I hope the poor thing will not traumatized at having seen her mom shot dead. Maybe she's young enough that she'll forget.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/03/2013|
Ram the White House gates? When did I ram the White House gates?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/03/2013|
Well, R72 got part of it right. It's been reported that she's 34 y.o. dental hygienist from Connecticut who has a history of mental health problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/03/2013|
A Stamford woman has been identified as the driver of a car that rammed a barricade outside the White House before leading police on a chase to the U.S. Capitol.
Miram Carey, 34, had her 1-year-old daughter in the car with her during the ordeal on Thursday afternoon.
Carey was shot and killed by Capitol police outside the U.S. Capitol.
Stamford police have blocked off an apartment complex in Stamford. There is no word on if the police activity is related to the incident in Washington, D.C.
Photos from the scene show police have surrounding a black sedan with Connecticut plate 323-YNS. It appears to be an Infinity.
The state Department of Motor Vehicles has not released information because of privacy, according to authorities.
Lt. Paul Vance, of Connecticut state police, said federal authoritie
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/03/2013|
OMG! MARIAH CAREY was the crazy woman who rammed the White House gates today!
Mariah, I know the career is going badly, but please girl....GET A GRIP!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/03/2013|
We need immediate Car Control legislation!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/03/2013|
Trayvon's revenge, Part 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/03/2013|
Would you believe that we already have "car control legislation," R86? They're called traffic laws. And people have to demonstrate competence with a car through driving and written tests. They actually have to show ID and proof of insurance to purchase a car, unlike semi-automatic weapons at gun shows or online.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/03/2013|
Strange that she would bring her baby on an anti govt vendetta...
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/03/2013|
She just wanted to meet Oprah.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/03/2013|
Do we know for a fact that she was on an anti-government vendetta? Or just garden variety mentally ill or post-partum psychosis?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/03/2013|
"Do we know for a fact that she was on an anti-government vendetta? Or just garden variety mentally ill or post-partum psychosis?"
She WAS yelling, "I'm comin', Bud!"
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/03/2013|
There are not many Republicans these days who are not complete assholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/03/2013|
Who was this crazy broad?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/03/2013|
[quote] OMG! MARIAH CAREY was the crazy woman who rammed the White House gates today!
She has been saying for years that she has her own problems. She was telling the truth. I never liked her music anyway
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/03/2013|
This is without a doubt one of the more bizarre stories I've read in a while. It actually makes me very sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/04/2013|
Excuse me, Miss, but with all due respect, I have my own problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/04/2013|
Maybe she knew someone in the Capitol. Or the white house. Why assume her grievances are political, or imaginary for that matter.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/04/2013|
On second thought, maybe her gas pedal got stuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/04/2013|
The link at R83 says she thought Obama was stalking her.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/04/2013|
Not a gun nut, not a terrorist. Just a random dental hygienist with postpartum depression.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/04/2013|
This is sad.
[quote]Carey’s former boss, Dr. Brian Evans, told The News that she “fell down some stairs and she had a pretty significant head injury” toward the end of the nearly two years she worked for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/04/2013|
It is sad; if she had a traumatic brain injury and then PPD on top of that, and wasn't getting treatment, no wonder she behaved erratically. RIP.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/04/2013|
[quote]It might be related to the shutdown. Someone who has been stood down without pay. Or someone who receives money from someone who has been stood down without pay
Wrong – she was a dental hygienist from CT
[quote]It's not like it will change anything with America's gun laws, so what's the point in even caring?
Wrong – the shots were fired by the police
[quote] Definitely a Republican nutwing, then
[quote] Freeper Frau trying to ram through barrier near the White House?
[quote] Pete Williams is reporting on MSNBC that the shooter's car first tried to breach security at the White House, failed, then drove to a Senate building where the firefight ensued. Smells like teabag to me.
There’s an extensive amount of stupidity on this board
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/04/2013|
MSNBC is dropping the headline that she was obsessed with Obama and thought he was stalking her.
They have nothing in their article to support this claim- just that headline.
Watch the right wing-nuts run with this and try to make a connection.l
Garauntee some GOP shill at a press conference will bring in it up as a diverstion tactic
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/04/2013|
The link at r 83 is the stalking claim. Notice that nowhere in the article does it cite a source to back this title up.
Fucking "liberal" media are trying to spin it to focus on The President.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/04/2013|
[quote] MSNBC is dropping the headline that she was obsessed with Obama and thought he was stalking her.
[quote]Fucking "liberal" media are trying to spin it to focus on The President
I don’t think anyone (well, anyone sane) would assume that an insane depressed woman who believes that President Obama is stalking her ties this to the President.
[quote] Watch the right wing-nuts run with this and try to make a connection.
How ironic, given your previous posts on this topic in this thread, including
[quote] Definitely a Republican nutwing, then
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/04/2013|
My point r112, is that this little needless and unsolicited droplet will be spread as gossip to suggest that Obama had an affair with this woman.
the GOP is DESPERATE to distract the publiuc from their current FUCKED situation.
Notice how the story bought up the fact that this woman had an "unplanned pregnancy" - WHY? They could have easily said she had mental health problems, family problems and loss of job stress. There was no need for the 'no baby-daddy' tid-bit at all.
What it does is provide a seed for people to hone in on in the comment section. It's GOSSIP. Plain and simple. An the TiTLE of this article are implies that she claims Obama is that baby's daddy.
It didn't have to happen that way but This TITLE encourages those wingnuts to go there and mark my words - you'll be hearing that meme echo for the coming months. Rush Limbaugh will reference it. Coulter will imply, Fox will be all over the idea that Obama had some kind of connection.
It won't be explicit but someone will get the ball rolling just because they can.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/04/2013|
r113- I admit I was wrong about it being a wing nut. I jumped the gun and guessed. So what. Sue me.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/04/2013|
and... the tweets of "Obama's baby Mama!" have already begun.
Ugly racist shits.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||10/04/2013|
Damn man, you are the ultimate freak tin hat troll
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/04/2013|
I can't make any jokes about this story, it just makes me so damn sad. I cannot tell you how many times LE enforcement has been put into a situation with unarmed mentally ill perpetrators and they kill them.
This country needs some mandatory training for LE regarding the treatment of mentally ill unarmed perpetrators. NOW!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/04/2013|
RE the "attack on the White House"--
Maybe if the US GOVERNMENT wasn't murdering innocent people each day, and hadn't been murdering innocent people in the Middle East (and all over) for over 100 years...then maybe the "Capitol Police" wouldn't be so fucking scared of a 19yo new mother that they had to shoot her a dozen times.
But, that's just my .02cents, since I can see how evil, corrupt and mendacious the US GOVERNMENT really is.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||10/07/2013|