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A US Capitol Police Officer stands over an evidence marker on... News PhotoConstitution Avenue,Government,Hart Senate Office Building,Politics,USA,Vertical,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA US Capitol Police Officer stands over an evidence marker on Constitution Avenue in front of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill 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/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)