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It’s back to work as usual this morning for members of congress after the staff went in lockdown at the U.S. Capitol yesterday.
Kansas First News spoke with Senator Pat Roberts just hours after the reports of gunfire.
Roberts says it’s been a busy couple of days dealing with the Government Shutdown. He was just finishing up with some paper work in his office and that’s when he heard the shots. Roberts adds this wasn’t the first time he’s had to be in lockdown but it was chilling none the less.
“I think I heard four or five shots,” says Roberts. “I heard pop..pop..and then another pop. I immediately left the office and went out into the conference room and so we had about thirty people in the conference room. We immediately went into lockdown and waited about an hour and a half until we got the all clear. You just have to accept when you’re here in Washington from time to time, you may be a target and that’s why we go through drills.
Roberts says he and his staff are trained for lockdown situations like yesterday.