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Shots Fired on Steps of Texas Capitol

The AP via YellowBrix

January 21, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas state police say one person is in custody after gunshots were fired on the south steps of the state Capitol. It wasn’t immediately clear if anybody was wounded.

More than half a dozen Texas Department of Public Safety cars descended on the Capitol Thursday afternoon, and officers toting rifles surrounded the building in Austin.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Lisa Block says the building is on lockdown and a suspect is in custody. A witnesses says he heard about three or four shots fired.

No other details were immediately available.

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