Drudge is reporting "Police sealed off the U.S. Capitol Friday after reports of gunfire in a House office building across the street..."
From the Hill, Reader RM writes "shots fired in Rayburn," a building in the Capitol complex which contains offices for House members and committees.Update
: WPost says
, "Shots reported fired at the Rayburn House office building, employees ordered to shelter in place, according to television news reports."Update
: CNN says shots are unconfirmed, police are investigating "sounds of gunfire" in Rayburn garage.Update
: Congressional Quarterly
says the House has left for the long weekend, and has only two hearings scheduled, both in Rayburn. One is a subcommittee markup of a 2007 appropriations bill; the other, an intelligence committee hearing entitled, "The Media's Role and Responsibilities in Leaks of Classified Information."Update
: CNN reports more than one "gunshot" was heard, and they were reported by a single staffer.Later Update
: Capitol Police will be holding a presser at noon.