U.S. Capitol Police arrested a person carrying a gun Tuesday afternoon in a park close to Union Station and the Russell Senate Workplace Constructing.
“At the moment, we now have no cause to consider there’s an ongoing risk,” the company mentioned in an announcement.
Capitol Police additionally responded to a suspicious bundle at close by Higher Senator Park that they mentioned had been the person’s belongings. The authorities had been investigating them “out of an abundance of warning.”
The general public was suggested to keep away from a number of blocks between the Senate and Union Station, an space usually busy with visitors from congressional workers, residents and vacationers. Street closures exterior Union Station had been in impact till additional discover.
Early reviews of the incident had been described to Capitol Hill reporters by Capitol Law enforcement officials famous that the person, who was not instantly recognized, was armed with an AR-15-style rifle when he was taken into custody after an officer tased him.