No gunman located after Capitol told to shelter in place over possible shooting

On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Capitol Police sent out a message on X (formerly Twitter,) that officers were responding to the Senate Office Buildings at the Capitol in response to what they say was a “concerning 911 call.” The post was made at 1:45 PM ET.

The Capitol Police Department was urging everyone inside the Senate buildings to shelter in place following a report of a “possible active shooter.”

At that time, Capitol Police officers began to search in and around the Senate Office buildings. There was no confirmed reports of gunshots. At 4:04 ET, Capitol Police said the buildings had been cleared, however the buildings had not reopened.

According to ABC News, a spokesperson for Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department told said the call about an active shooter appears to be a bad call.

“No injuries and no shooter were located,” the spokesperson said.

Both the Senate and House of Representatives are currently out of session on a summer recess.