Gunshots at the US Capitol Building In Washington
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The Capitol building is on lockdown due to the security threat, according to an email sent to congressional staffers.
Police are saying that there is no threat to public and they need not get more worried.
To enter the US Capitol or any Senate or House office buildings, visitors must go through a metal detector and weapons are not permitted.
Many tourists are in Washington for the annual Cherry Blossom festival - about 1.5 million people visit the city during the four weeks of the festival.