WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's Congressional Delegation and their staffers are safe after a lockdown at the U.S. Capitol Thursday.
27 News got in touch with Senator Tammy Baldwin late Thursday afternoon. She's thanking Capitol Police for their actions and says her thoughts are with the injured officer. She also described what it was like when the Capitol went on lockdown. "I was working in my office when the various alerts and alarms that are deployed on Capitol Hill began to notify us that there was a shooter outside the building," she says.
Congressman Tom Petri says he was in a meeting when the alarms went off. "We actually continued with our meeting and we also of course, they turned on the TV to see what was being reported. It was a little unclear at first, but the story gradually came forward," he tells 27 News.
A number of Wisconsin lawmakers released statements after the incident:
"Congressman Ryan and his staff are safe and following the instructions of the Capitol Police. We thank the Capitol Police and first responders for their vigilance." -- Kevin Siefert, Congressman Paul Ryan's Office
"My staff and I are safe - we are praying for the safety of those in and around the Capitol." -- @SenRonJohnson, Official Twitter Account
"I want to thank our first responders for their courage and quick action. My staff and I are all safe and accounted for. I thank everyone for their concern. My thoughts and prayers are with those injured in this terrible incident." -- Rep. Gwen Moore
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