Shots were fired in the garage of a House office building Friday as police sealed off the neaby Capitol. Capitol police were investigating “the sound of gunfire in the garage level of the Rayburn House Office Building,” said an announcement on the internal Capitol voice alarm system.
The Senate was in session at the time, but the House was not.
An investigation is underway, but is anybody else thinking what I’m thinking? Yep, Cynthia McKinney lost it on another police officer. Either that or Dick Cheney thought he saw a quail.
In any case, congressional offices are expected to be locked down for a while. Hopefully a year or two.
Update: Looks like it was construction workers who made a racket that sounded like gunfire. Staffers aren’t used to the sound of people laying lumber in the buildingÃ‚Â when Congress is officiallyÃ‚Â out of session.