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NewsDecember 16, 2010 02:09 PM
Unarmed Gunman Puts Senate Buildings On Lockdown
Everyone knows the drill.
The man allegedly began to make physically threatening gestures toward the officer, which prompted the officer to draw his gun and instruct the man to lay down on the ground.
“He began to threaten the officer physically,” Morse told The Hill. “The officer took a defensive posture to thwart that aggressive action, but then the subject’s behavior led the officer to believe that he may have a gun.”
At about 11:30 a.m. Senate staff received an emergency message from Capitol Police saying that “all members and staff should lock their office doors and stay in their office.”
So this time it wasn't just a blinking Christmas ornament, it was a guy, but he had no weapons. Something exciting for everyone over there to tweet about, at least. [The Hill]