Stocks finished broadly lower Thursday, with the Dow closing below the psychologically-important 15000 mark, after gunshots were fired outside the Capitol building and as the government shutdown dragged into a third day.
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A female suspect was shot after she initially tried to ram her car into the White House gate, according to sources. She was then was chased by Secret Service for about 12 blocks near the Capitol and exchanged shots with police. The suspect also had a child in the car.
And at least one Capitol Police officer was injured, according to officials.
"At this time, both scenes (White House and Capitol) are secure…we have no information that this incident is related to terrorism or is anything other than an isolated incident," according to a U.S. Capitol police.
The House recessed shortly after indications of gunshots. Pennsylvania Avenue remained closed. The shelter-in-place order for House and Senate personnel was lifted at about 3pm ET after the suspect was shot.