United States Capitol Police Press Releases: Rayburn Building -- Report of Gunfire
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Rayburn Building -- Report of Gunfire
United States Capitol Police Acting Chief Christopher M. McGaffin
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  
   

Rayburn Building -- Report of Gunfire

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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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer