Wisconsin lawmakers ok after U.S. Capitol shooting

By: WSAW-TV Email
By: WSAW-TV Email

WASHINGTON (WSAW) -- Lawmakers from Wisconsin and their staffs are okay after a shooting at the Capitol Thursday afternoon.

The communications director for Republican Representative Sean Duffy told WSAW-TV he was actually out of the office in a different building a few blocks away having a telephone town hall.

Once the shelter in place order was issued, he stayed there and staff stayed in the office until the all clear was given.

In a statement, Democratic Representative Ron Kind said "my staff and I stayed safe and secure in my capitol office once the order to shelter in place was given. The Capitol Police did an outstanding job of handling the situation on the ground and keeping us informed throughout the entire process. At no point was anyone in my office in danger."

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin tweeted "my staff and I are safe. Our thanks to the brave capitol police for their service today and everyday. Our hearts are with the injured officer."

Republican Senator Ron Johnson also tweeted "my staff and I are safe - we are praying for the safety of those in and around the capitol. Now that the order to remain in our offices has been lifted, we have resumed regular activities."

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