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US Capitol Briefly Lockdowned After 'Police Activity'

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FILE - A view of the U.S. Capitol building is shown at dusk in Washington, October 2013.

FILE - A view of the U.S. Capitol building is shown at dusk in Washington, October 2013.

Law enforcement authorities in Washington briefly ordered a lockdown on the U.S. Capitol building and its visitor center Friday morning, following reports of a suspicious individual.

Media reports said one person was seen carrying a firearm, which civilians are not permitted to carry on Capitol grounds.

Police barred people from entering the building, but later indicated there was no threat and lifted the lockdown.

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