U.S. Capitol Building on Lockdown After Shot Fired, Suspicious Package Found

he U.S. Capitol Building was locked down Saturday after a man killed himself outside and a suspicious package was found nearby, officials said.

The suspected shooter was “neutralized,” Capitol Police said, adding that they were investigating a suspicious package found on the lower West Terrace of the Capitol Building.

Officials told NBC News that a man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the West Front of the Capitol Building, and the suspicious package was his suitcase. “There are no indications at this point of terrorism,” said one federal official.

The investigation is in its early stages as authorities work to find the man’s car.

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