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April 11, 2015 04:30 PM

Gunshot caused a lockdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C on Saturday. However, now police say it was caused by a suicide.

The incident happened on the west front of the building and even after it was determined to be a suicide, the lockdown continued, according to CNN.

Along with the shooting, police officers also were investigating a suspicious package on the lower west terrace of the Capitol, police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider told the news outlet.

Roads around the area were closed, according to The Washington Post.

The lockdown was eventually lifted at 3:50 p.m., but access to the west front of the building remained closed.

Further details about the incident were not immediately released.

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