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Police Shoot Man Near U.S. Capitol

Police Shoot Man Near U.S. Capitol

Police are investigating the circumstances of a man shot by U.S. Capitol Police near the Capitol. (WTOP Photo/Neal Augenstein)

WTOP.com

September 17, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Capitol Police shot a man with a gun just a few blocks from the Capitol.

The man was shot behind the Department of Health and Human Services building, authorities say. The shooting occurred across from the Rayburn building.

U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says a lookout went out around 5 a.m. Friday for a man with a gun.

The man with the weapon threatened officers at the corner of 2nd and C streets Southwest.

“The weapon was brandished directly at the officers,” Schneider says.

Fearing for their lives, Schneider says the officers opened fire, shooting the man in the abdomen.

At a morning news conference, Schneider would not say whether police ordered the man to put down the gun.

The man, who did not have any identification on him, was taken to the hospital. His condition is not immediately known.

No one else was hurt.

The police investigation has closed some Capitol Hill streets, including Second Street between Washington Avenue, SW and C Street, SW.

The U.S. Capitol Police Department is being assisted by the Metropolitan Police Department.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    pull a gun on the police, call the priest

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    AZmeangreen

    almost 4 years ago

    2338 Comments

    Good job, glad no one else was hurt.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Glad no one else was hurt during this incident. The subject brought all of this upon himself.

  • shadow_officer

    almost 4 years ago

    8572 Comments

    good job guys....stay safe

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    Perl

    almost 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Play safe! Great job!
    ~Wf

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    jims4

    almost 4 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Good guys go home, bad guy goes to the morgue.....Stay safe!

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    shaun741

    almost 4 years ago

    2758 Comments

    Obvious conclusion to a nasty incident

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    copper380

    almost 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    point a gun at police, bang bang at you, any questions. Drop the gun is so hollywood. If there is time fine, if not please refer to my first sentence!!

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    batman2944

    almost 4 years ago

    738 Comments

    My thoughts exactly Robocop33...Great job CAPS!! Glad none of you were hurt. God Bless!

    "Stay in the Fight"

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Sounds like a good shoot to me. I do not see any reason why Officers need to tell someone to put the gun down when it is pointed at them, you just shoot the POS.

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