“There is security situation on Capitol Hill. My staff and I are safe. Appreciate patience of South Jersey residents trying to contact offices,” LoBiondo tweeted around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to media reports, a Capital Police bulletin said reports of gunshots required "all occupants in all House office buildings to shelter in place."
"Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows," the bulletin said.
Both the Senate and the House were in session when shots were fired outside. Authorities later lifted the lockdown. One person is reported injured.
Galanes said LoBiondo was on the phone with a Cape May radio station around the time the lockdown occurred. He said that the alleged shooter was on the Senate side of the building, away from LoBiondo’s office.
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