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    US Capitol Building Lifts Lockdown Caused by Staffer Bringing Firearm

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    The US Capitol Police have lifted the lockdown at the US Capitol building and Capitol Visitor Center, US Congressman Charlie Rangel said in a Twitter message on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US congressmen said that a staffer brought a firearm into the Capitol building, which caused the lockdown, according to the Hill.

    "Lockdown at Capitol lifted: I’m OK.," the message said.

    The lockdown started just after 9 a.m. EDT (3 p.m. GMT) on Friday morning and ended about 40 minutes later.

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