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US Capitol on lockdown amid suspicious package

A police officer stands guard at the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC after reports of shots fired.

The Capitol was placed on lockdown for second day today as authorities responded to a suspicious package, authorities said.

US Capitol Police said a suspicious package was found but did not elaborate. A bomb squad was on the scene.

The lockdown came after a man was shot and wounded by police after he pointed what appeared to be a weapon at officers in the underground US Capitol Visitor Center yestrday.

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