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Posted at 3:39 PM ET, 12/29/2009

U.S. Capitol briefly locked down

By Washington Post editors

The U.S. Capitol was briefly locked down after a report of a man with a gun.

Politico reported that an email was sent out at 3:24 p.m.saying that a lock down had been initiated for all buildings. But within a few minutes the lockdown was called off.

Channel 9 reported that the man with a gun was a police officer with an authorized weapon.

By Washington Post editors  | December 29, 2009; 3:39 PM ET
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