Officer Fires Weapon Inside Capitol Complex Office Building: Report

//Officer Fires Weapon Inside Capitol Complex Office Building: Report

Officer Fires Weapon Inside Capitol Complex Office Building: Report

Elvert Barnes from Silver Spring MD, USA,

A Capitol police officer fired a weapon inside the Cannon Office Building in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning.

Fox News reports:

“The Capitol Police’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is investigating the discharge of a USCP weapon inside a breakroom in the Cannon Office Building,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement. “The officer has been suspended while OPR investigates the incident.”

“At this time, we cannot say more as this is an open investigation,” a department spokesperson added in an email to Fox News Digital.

CQ Roll Call reported that the incident was an accident on the officer’s part, citing three sources familiar with the matter.

The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest House office building.

The officer has been suspended pending an investigation.



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