(10/03/13) - Legislators on Capitol Hill have been checking in through social media to let everyone know they're OK after shots rang out near the U.S. Capitol.
Police say the gunfire outside began when a woman tried to ram through a White House barricade with her car. See more HERE.
So far, it sounds like the legislators are safe and accounted for. While they were taking cover, a few took to Twitter to let everyone know they're safe.
Congressman Dan Kildee tweeted this once the confusion was all over:
"The U.S. Capitol is now reopened. Thank you to the brave men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police who today - and every day - keep us safe."
Congressman Gary Peters sent out this tweet:
"My staff and I are accounted for and safe. My thoughts and prayers are with police and anyone injured as this is resolved."
We also heard from Senator Debbie Stabenow's office. They took shelter in their conference room and they are safe.
Representative Candice Miller also sent out a statement saying, "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Capitol Hill community, and I again thank the U.S. Capitol Police for their excellent response."
We're going to continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as soon as we can.
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