Members of Indiana’s congressional delegation reported Thursday afternoon that they and their staffs apparently were safe during the Capitol Hill lockdown, after shots were fired outside a Senate office building.
The staff for Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, “is safe and locked down.… We are sheltering in place, and we are watching the same thing everybody else is” on TV, James Wegmann, communications director for Stutzman, said in a telephone interview.
“I am with my staff on lockdown in our office,” Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., tweeted. “Trying to learn more. Appreciate all prayers for our law enforcement here.”
“We are thankfully fine,” Elizabeth Shappell, communications director for Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said in an email. “Sen. Donnelly is with us.”
CNN was reporting that the shootings happened near the Hart Senate Office Building, where Donnelly has his office.