UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. EDT — Larry Dawson was issued a "stay away order" by D.C. Superior Court in October, ordering him to keep away from the Capitol grounds, months before be brought a gun to the U.S. Capitol Monday afternoon, court documents show. Dawson was arrested in 2015 for disrupting Congress and yelling out that he was a "prophet of God," according to media reports. He pleaded not guilty.
News reports say Capitol shooting suspect Larry Dawson of TN also caused House disturbance 10/22/15. Here's video.https://t.co/WLq7X7PfWf
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 28, 2016
UPDATE: 5:23 p.m. EDT — Video has emerged of the gunman who attacked the U.S. Capitol Monday that shows him yelling at House members last year. Larry Dawson of Tennessee was arrested in 2015 for disrupting Congress and yelling out that he was a "prophet of God," according to the Daily Beast.
Dawson was receiving medical care Monday after he was shot by police. The vehicle he drove to the Capitol in was secured by police and was under investigation, according to media reports.
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) March 28, 2016
UPDATE: 5:10 p.m. EDT — As a shooting unfolded at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington Monday afternoon, chaos broke out, with visitors running and shouting, according to Jill Epstein, executive director of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, who was walking through the metal detectors when the shooter attacked. She told NBC News one of her colleagues left his watch, wallet and phone behind because they were on the metal detector conveyor belt when the shooting started.
"People started screaming, 'Get out! Get out!' We didn't know which way to run. We ran out and they told us to get against the wall, so we were crouching against the wall outside the visitors center," Epstein told NBC News.
"Police appeared out of everywhere and they were screaming, 'Run for it! Run for it! Run up that ramp!' And we ran like you see in videos. It was surreal," said Epstein.
US Capitol Police just sent this to Hill staff pic.twitter.com/cTu9GI5Cc5
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) March 28, 2016
UPDATE: 4:55 p.m. EDT — Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa told reporters that an unidentified male suspect was undergoing surgery after being shot by police at the Capitol Visitors Center. The suspect drew and aimed what appeared to be a weapon there just after 2:30 p.m. EDT. He was struck, taken into custody and transported to the hospital.
Verderosa also corrected earlier reports that said a officer had been shot — only the suspect and a female bystander were injured, he said.
"While this is preliminary information, based on the initial investigation we believe this is the act of a single person who has frequented the Capitol grounds before," Verderosa said. "There is no reason to believe this is anything more than a criminal act."
Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa: "It appeared that the screening process worked the way it's supposed to." pic.twitter.com/baq15HoBJg
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 28, 2016
ABC News previously identified the man as Larry Dawson of Tennessee. Dawson was arrested in Washington last fall.
Nobody has been charged in connection with Monday's incident.
UPDATE: 4:26 p.m. EDT — ABC News identified the suspect in the United States Capitol shooting Monday as Larry Dawson of Tennessee. He was arrested in the House last year after an incident in which he yelled that he was a "prophet of God," according to the Daily Beast.
Two Capitol police officers tell me the suspect in the Capitol shooting has "tested" security before. They know him
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) March 28, 2016
Capitol on lockdown earlier & now awaiting presser after shooting at visitors center. Suspect wounded & at hospital. pic.twitter.com/UBPiMC3Mzg
— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) March 28, 2016
The D.C. Courts website has a record for a Larry Russell Dawson who was charged with assault on a police officer and unlawful conduct on Capitol grounds in October 2015. He failed to appear in court.
UPDATE: 4:13 p.m. EDT — First Street and East Capitol Street in Washington were closed Monday afternoon as law enforcement continued to investigate a shooting at the U.S. Capitol, the Senate Sergeant at Arms Office tweeted.
The Capitol Police were set to host a news conference about the incident at 4:15 p.m. EDT. Watch it below or here.
UPDATE: 4:04 p.m. EDT — Anonymous federal law enforcement officials told the New York Times Monday they didn't think Monday's shooting at the United States Capitol was "part of a larger plot." An area lockdown had also been lifted, NPR reported.
The White House's earlier lockdown was "a routine precautionary measure" after news broke of the Capitol incident, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback told BuzzFeed in a statement.
— News 12 Now (@wdefnews12) March 28, 2016
UPDATE: 3:50 p.m. EDT — Reports appeared to disagree Monday afternoon about how many people were injured in a shooting at the United States Capitol Building. According to CNN, only one woman was hurt by shrapnel. But the Associated Press reported one Capitol police officer was wounded.
Per USCP, shelter in place has been lifted and the Capitol is open for official business only. Capitol Visitor Center remains closed. #alert
— SenateSergeantAtArms (@SenateSAA) March 28, 2016
Tourists now being led out of the Capitol. Free to leave. pic.twitter.com/0w5GyIsQYH
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) March 28, 2016
UPDATE: 3:39 p.m. EDT — A number of lawmakers took to Twitter Monday afternoon to reassure followers their staff members were safe after a shooting at the United States Capitol Building. Rep. Pete Olsen, R-Texas, and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., were among the politicians tweeting that their personnel were OK.
Confirmed my DC staff all accounted for & safe. Grateful for @CapitolPolice on the scene. We're all pulling for officer hit in line of duty.
— Rep. Todd Young (@RepToddYoung) March 28, 2016
The Associated Press reported that one Capitol police officer had been shot and a suspect taken into custody.
1 Capitol police officer shot; "he's gonna be ok" says his colleague
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) March 28, 2016
The area had undergone a lockdown drill earlier in the day, generating confusion Monday afternoon, according to the Daily Beast.
From a staffer: text alerts from USCP show how in mere hours, escalation from a shooting drill to an actual threat. pic.twitter.com/zbPFn5hlDK
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) March 28, 2016
UPDATE: 3:27 p.m. EDT — The official Twitter account for the D.C. Metropolitan Police confirmed Monday afternoon there had been "an isolated incident" at the United States Capitol building. "There is no active threat to the public," it wrote. The Associated Press had previously reported that one Capitol police officer had been shot, but not seriously hurt.
Acc to @PeteWilliamsNBC: person entered CVC, pointed gun at police officer, officer fired single shot at suspect, suspect taken to hospital
— Erika Masonhall (@ErikaMasonhall) March 28, 2016
Witness to Capitol shooting says it sounded like a "whole clip went off"
— Shepard Smith (@ShepNewsTeam) March 28, 2016
According to CNN, a White House lockdown that occurred around the same time as the Capitol's was in reaction to a different incident. The cable channel reported that it involved a person trying to jump the fence.
2 separate incidents happening: one at the White House (which now is back to normal according to @CNN) and at the Capitol Hill complex
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) March 28, 2016
UPDATE: 3:18 p.m. EDT — CBS News reported that lockdowns at the Capitol and White House had been lifted after a shooting nearby. Congress was on recess, but the White House was hosting its annual Easter Egg Roll Monday.
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) March 28, 2016
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 28, 2016
WJLA has a live stream from the scene here.
UPDATE: 3:08 p.m. EDT — One person was in custody Monday afternoon after allegedly shooting a police officer near the United States Capitol building, the Associated Press reported. The officer was not critically injured.
Street leading up to the Capitol lined with ambulances and police cars...can't get past barrier along 2nd St pic.twitter.com/iZt7hT2FLJ
— Joce Sterman (@jocefromthenews) March 28, 2016
— Ron Haskell (@RonHaskell) March 28, 2016
UPDATE: 3:03 p.m. EDT — The verified Twitter account of the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Office confirmed the Capitol complex's shelter-in-place order Monday afternoon after reports of a shooting. The Associated Press reported the White House had also been locked down.
UPDATE: Capitol's Sergeant At Arms: "Shooter has been caught. One police office shot, but not seriously. Remain sheltered in place."
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) March 28, 2016
Lots of ambulances are racing to the US Capitol, staging near the Capitol Visitors Ctr. We are sheltering in place. pic.twitter.com/RKMe4jp0M0
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) March 28, 2016
Users on social media reported that shots had been fired and they'd gone on lockdown at the United States Capitol building Monday afternoon. The Metropolitan Police Department confirmed a report of a shooting near the Capitol to ABC 7, but further details were unclear as of 2:55 p.m. EDT.
Here's the email that just went out to Hill staffers. Reports of shots fired in the Capitol Visitors Center. pic.twitter.com/VBjJKxJSQp
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) March 28, 2016
— George Gerbo (@Gerbo3) March 28, 2016
Shelter in place order just went over PA systems in the Capitol. A lot of police activity near visitor center. Roads closed.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) March 28, 2016
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.