US Capitol locked down as gunmen shoot at police

Police have arrested three men after suspects shot at officers with a machine gun, sparking an alert which caused t he US Capitol and its buildings to be locked down.

  • Exile1981

    Want to bet they don’t release the name or race of the attackers? The fact they haven’t already done so says a lot.

    • Alain

      Don’t be surprised if they claim it is a “right-wing extremist” group, and of course the standard that more gun control is the answer.

      • All Too Much

        Low-life, local, stoned, gang bangers. See, also. Chicago.

  • V10_Rob

    Oh? A machine gun, you say?

    (sees the link is to .uk)

    Yeah, no, very much doubt it.

    • Minicapt

      The local media in Washington identified the weapon as a “machine gun”. then the Police announced it was a MAC-11, which is a 9mm ‘sub-machine gun’.


      • Mannie

        To give the devils what little they are due, all automatic weapons are classified as machineguns under the 1934 National Firearms Act.

  • Brett_McS

    Or, as Tim Blair puts it, “police have arrested three men of no appearance”.