White House on lockdown after ‘gunshots in Capitol visitor centre’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - APRIL 20: The White House south facade, in Washington, D.C. on APRIL 20. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The White House is on lock down after a Capitol police officer was shot.

The officer is not seriously injured.

The gunman is in custody, US officials have said.

US Capitol on lockdown after visitor opened fire, shooting police officer – Daily Mail

  • Shebel

    Was the perp a Patriot or a Terrorist?
    I guess they need time to put the correct ‘spin’ on the situation.

  • tom_billesley

    NBC News and ABC News identified him as Larry Dawson, who had been charged last year in a Capitol disturbance. The federal official said the man is believed to be emotionally disturbed.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Not a Muslim? That’s a “man bites dog” story, all right.

      • tom_billesley

        Law enforcement sources tell CNN that suspect in U.S. Capitol disturbance is Larry Russell Dawson, 66, of Tennessee
        Dawson was arrested on a charge of assaulting a police officer in October after an outburst in the chamber of the House of Representatives. Court documents from that 2015 incident describe Dawson as a 66-year-old man from Tennessee. In that incident, according to the documents, Dawson “loudly stated to Congress he was a ‘prophet of God.”
        He’s not a muslim, unless he’s suicidal

        • Minicapt

          If he proclaimed himself a “prophet of God”, he is an apostate and must be executed as Mohammed has instructed.


    • infedel

      …”emotionally disturbed”…like all the feds in DC…

    • lolwut?
  • Shebel

    Nothing suspicious about the motivation of this story

    • tom_billesley

      I suspect someone primed this nutjob and gave him a lift to the Capitol, because they needed a story about a non-muslim perpetrator to displace islam related news from the front page.

      • Shebel

        I agree.

      • Bataviawillem

        The probably had him put on Trump underwear to complete the story.

        • lolwut?

          Trump Underoos would sell like hotcakes.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        There’s been a lot of strange shit going on.
        Do you remember the beheading of Tim McLean by Vince Li, the Chinese immigrant?
        Right around that time there was another incident that was similar and it was during the Beijing Olympics where a tourist was randomly stabbed to death by a Chinese national.
        This stuff doesn’t just happen.
        The assassination of John Lennon and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan didn’t just happen, either.

        • lolwut?

          There was a stabbing on a transit bus by a female ESL student from Korea or China in Victoria,BC a few days after the Greyhound incident. She just randomly started stabbing some young girl on the bus.

          That story stayed up for maybe 2 days and then completely disappeared, totally scrubbed from news websites. literally nothing left of it ever happening.

          I remember bookmarking them to share later and then bam, they were all dead links.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I didn’t know that story.
            It’s a good thing we have this internet thing so we can talk about it instead of depending on the media to hide the news.

          • lolwut?

            It’s gone though, nothing left showing it ever happened.

            Every single bookmark of the story I made is was dead within 2 days.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Screen shots for the future, eh?

          • lolwut?

            You can have it archived on several sites that do that but it would be a full time job doing that for everything you read, no way to predict something is going to be scrubbed.,

          • El Martyachi

            Have you tried fishing it out with web.archive.org ?

        • El Martyachi

          We gotta have a beer this summer…

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            That sounds like a good idea.
            Although, I’m pretty low rent these days.
            Last time I had a drink in a bar it was at the Nor-Villa.
            And I’m somehow reminded of the Keith Hernandez episode of Seinfeld since I’ve never met any of my online friends in person before.
            ‘Do you think he’ll like me?’
            ‘Jerry, he’s a guy.’

  • Brett_McS

    “US Capitol on lockdown”. The silver lining.

    • infedel

      …and sent to the gallows for treason…..