Lawmakers react after Capitol lockdown

Lawmakers react after Capitol lockdown

POSTED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:07pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:50pm

There were several intense moments on Capitol Hill, Thursday,  after a police chase and shooting near the White House.

Police chased the driver of a car from the White House to Capitol Hill just after 1:00 p.m.

At one point,  the suspect's vehicle collided with a law enforcement car. There was an officer hurt as a result of that crash, but he is expected to be okay. The latest update indicates shots were only fired from police.

KETK had pre-arranged interviews with two East Texas Representatives scheduled for this afternoon, however those interviews had to be canceled after the incident forced a Capitol lockdown, which is no longer in effect.

East Texas lawmakers tell KETK that for awhile, it was quite stressful.

Representative Jeb Hensarling issued the following statement to KETK after the lockdown was lifted:

“My staff and I are safe thanks to hard work and selfless dedication of the U.S. Capitol Police officers who protect the Capitol complex every day. Our prayers are with the police officer who was injured during the incident.”

KETK expects a statement from Rep. Louie Gohmert's office shortly.

Details about the shooting are limited, but as the information is released, we will be sure to update you on the web and on-air.

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