The House of Representatives will reconvene Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET after reports of gunshots outside the U.S. Capitol, according to Doug Heye, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).
The lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted at about 2:58 p.m. ET, officials announced, roughly 40 minutes after first reports of gunfire on the grounds.
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