(Washington, DC)  -- Some tense moments are playing out at the U.S. Capitol this afternoon.

The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown after reports of gunshots were fired near the Capitol building. A police oficer was reported injured.

It was said to be safe to resume normal activity.

No shots fired inside the capitol building there were shots fired outside the capital building 

There is no information at a time for the reasoning behind the shots fired but did happen at a time during very high political tension. 

Police are still surrounding the Captitol and nobody is allowed inside that is not already in there.