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Capitol Hill shooting: Police officer shot in Washington, gunman captured

Published 28/03/2016

A US Secret Service agent stands guard at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
A US Secret Service agent stands guard at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
A police officer directs peaople away from the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. AFP/Getty Images
A police officer stands guard at the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. The US Capitol was on lockdown March 28 after shots were apparently fired in the Capitol Visitors Center, police said, but local media said the gunman was injured and taken into custody. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Police establish a perimeter during a lock down after shots were reportedly fired at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. A gunman was reportedly captured and a police officer shot at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo byWin McNamee/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
A police officer stands guard at the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. The US Capitol was on lockdown March 28 after shots were apparently fired in the Capitol Visitors Center, police said, but local media said the gunman was injured and taken into custody. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer stands guard at the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: A U.S. Capitol Police officer stands guard during a lock down after shots were reportedly fired at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. A gunman was reportedly captured and a police officer shot at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A police officer stands guard at the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. The US Capitol was on lockdown March 28 after shots were apparently fired in the Capitol Visitors Center, police said, but local media said the gunman was injured and taken into custody. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer stands guard at the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. The US Capitol was on lockdown March 28 after shots were apparently fired in the Capitol Visitors Center, police said, but local media said the gunman was injured and taken into custody. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A US Secret Service agent stands guard at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: U.S. President Barack Obama greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people attended the 138-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2016 shows a Capitol Police officer watches from the US Capitol building in Washington, DC. AFP/Getty Images
US Congress and White House on lockdown

A US Capitol Police officer has been shot near the Capitol Visitor Centre complex.

Reports suggest the officer was not seriously injured during the incident.

The event unfolded with Congress on recess and politicians back in their constituencies.

It occurred in the visitors' centre of the sprawling Capitol complex.

Staffers, reporters and others were told to "shelter in place" and not allowed to leave their offices. The White House and the Capitol complex were put on lockdown.

A suspect was taken into custody, Capitol officials and police said.

"There has been an isolated incident at the US Capitol. There is no active threat to the public," the DC Police Department tweeted.

In a reportedly unrelated incident a man attempted to jump the fence surrounding the White House.

This is a developing story and will be updated

A police officer directs peaople away from the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. AFP/Getty Images
A police officer directs peaople away from the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. AFP/Getty Images
A police officer stands guard at the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. AFP/Getty Images
A police officer stands guard at the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC March 28, 2016 after reports of shots fired. AFP/Getty Images

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