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Capitol Police are seen in front of the Hart Senate Office Building... News PhotoFollowing,Government,Hart Senate Office Building,Politics,Shooting a Weapon,USA,Vertical,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPCapitol Police are seen in front of the Hart Senate Office Building following reports of a shooting on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. A volley of shots rang out outside the US Capitol building on Thursday, sending lawmakers and tourists scattering for cover and triggering a massive security operation. Senators told reporters at the iconic Washington landmark, the seat of Congress, that they had heard up to six shots. Police sealed off the building as emergency vehicles converged at the scene. About half an hour after the incident began, the security lockdown at the Capitol was eased and the doors reopened. AFP Photo/Jim Watson (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)