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  •  Thanks, you see, if it were just a lonely (1+ / 0-)
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    crazy mad man shooting around, one would wonder, why they would lockdown the whole Senate Building:
    From Reuters:

     ^UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate in lock down following Navy Yard shooting@
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         WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate and its adjacent office buildings on the Capitol grounds have been locked down following Monday's fatal shootings at the nearby Naval Yard, the Senate Sergeant at Arms announced.
         Workers in the buildings cannot leave and nobody is being allowed to enter, according to a statement.
         ``We do not have any information to suggest the Senate, its members, or staff are in any danger, but out of an abundance of caution, we feel this is the best course of action to keep everyone safe,'' said Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer.
         The Senate canceled its Monday session because of the NavyYard shooting. The House of Representatives, which is not in a work sessionon Monday, has not received any lock-down notice, according toofficials.
         Gainer said the decision to lock down Senate buildings wasmade because of the ``possibility of suspects remaining at large.''
         At least 12 people were killed in the shooting at the NavyYard, which is less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from the Capitolbuilding. One suspected gunman was among the dead and authorities were searching for two other possible assailantswearing military-style clothing, officials said.

    "Humor is an expression of desperation. The question of what we should make of our lives -- given the existence of death -- is extremely serious." - Victor Erofeyev

    by mimi on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 12:38:51 PM PDT

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