‘Active Shooter’ Reported at Washington State Capitol in Olympia


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Police at the scene of a lockdown and possible active shooter situation at the Washington state capitol campus in Olympia.

The Washington state capitol campus in Olympia is on lockdown after a report of an active shooter in one of the buildings there, police and witnesses say.

“Public advised to stay away from Capitol Campus until further notice. Police activity at Natural Resource and Office Building 2,” the Washington State Patrol said on Twitter. Those in the capitol campus buildings were told to shelter in place.

According to witnesses, a man was reported to be on the capitol campus with a rifle. It is not known if anyone has been injured or if shots were fired.

The incident was reported 9:30 a.m.

Dan Zimmerman, who works in the Natural Resources Building, said on Twitter, “Gun shots at DSHS headquarters in Oly on Capitol Campus,” referring to the Department of Social and Health Services.

A video posted to Twitter showed heavily armed police in one of the campus buildings.

Photos taken by @JesterPhotog show the police response:

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@jesterphotog/InstagramPolice at the Olympia capitol campus in Washington.

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@jesterphotog/InstagramA sign warns that the Natural Resource and Office Building 2 is closed because of an emergency.

This is a developing story, check back for more information as it is made available.