At approximately 10:30 a.m. today, the United States Capitol
Police responded to a report of gunfire in the Rayburn House Office Building. The U.S.
Capitol Police methodically searched the Rayburn Building, and confidently determined
that there was no threat present in the Rayburn House Office Building. The building
was re-opened at approximately 3:15 p.m.
The Capitol Police are thoroughly investigating the plausible
explanation of what produced a loud sound that seemed like gunfire.
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