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— Matt Vasilogambros (@MattVas) October 3, 2013
In actually important news, it appears this is what happened: a female suspect in a black car tried to ram a gate to the White House, about a dozen blocks from the Capitol. She failed, was pursued by the Secret Service, and began exchanging gunfire with officers on the Hill. There, she was shot and killed. A child was also in the car.
The lockdown was lifted at 3 p.m. The Capitol police say this seems to have been an isolated incident.