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Shots fired at capitol building in Austin, one in custody

Shots fired at capitol building in Austin, one in custody

POSTED: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 1:27pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:15am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas state police say one person is in
custody after gunshots were fired on the south steps of the Texas
Capitol, but it isn't clear if anybody was injured.

More than half a dozen Texas Department of Public Safety cars
descended on the capitol Thursday afternoon, and officers toting
rifles surrounded the building.

The officers were in the process of securing the Capitol's third
floor around noon, said Tristan Letscher, police communicatiosn
operator for the DPS.

The building is in lockdown and the suspect is in custody, DPS
spokeswoman Lisa Block said.

A witness said he heard three or four shots fired.

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probably a member of the Tea Party

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