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LIVE UPDATE: Lockdown lifted after situation at U.S. Capitol

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-03 15:42:09-04

Washington — Police near the U.S. Capitol opened fire Thursday on a car being chased by authorities from near the White House, hitting a woman driving the vehicle that also contained a child, an intelligence source told CNN.

The child appeared to be uninjured, according to the source and witnesses.

The chaotic scene, with gunfire erupting near the heart of the U.S. government, brought a swarm of emergency vehicles and caused Congress and surrounding offices to be temporarily locked down.