According to CNN, citing two people familiar with the matter, a woman was shot in the chest in the Capitol and is in critical condition.
The source has not disclosed further details about the shooting.
Members of Congress put on gas masks to take emergency shelter
According to reporters stationed in the Capitol, due to tear gas in the rotunda of the building, lawmakers were asked to remove gas masks from their seats and evacuate to the cloakroom.
The reporter said that everyone was scared and put on gas masks to hide in the cloakroom. At present, there are about 100 people in the secret room.
The U.S. House of Representatives is urgently evacuated staff.
On the afternoon of January 6th local time, a lawmaker confirmed to CNN that the House of Representatives was evacuating emergency personnel.
In addition, it is reported that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has withdrawn from the Capitol.
Protesters reportedly broke through the Capitol and knocked on the door of the House of Representatives, forcing the House to carry out emergency evacuation.
Congressional police asked for more law enforcement assistance.
On January 6th local time, according to sources, the U.S. Congressional police asked more law enforcement agencies, including federal authorities, to provide assistance in response to the increasingly uncontrollable protesters.
According to sources, there are several suspicious devices outside the Capitol. Another law enforcement source said that the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., has sent more departmental police to assist congressional police.
U.S. Congressman is required to take shelter in place
On the afternoon of January 6th, local time, as some demonstrators in Washington entered the U.S. congressional area, the police of the U.S. Congress believed that it would pose a threat to members of Congress who were undergoing the general election certification process, and members of Congress were required to take shelter in place.
At present, the debate in the Senate has stopped.
Washington mayor: Demand that the curfew begin at 6 p.m.
On the afternoon of January 6th local time, as the demonstrations in Washington turned violent and threatened congressional activities, Washington Mayor Bowser ordered a curfew from 6 p.m. on the same day until 6 a.m. on Thursday (7th).
The curfew requires that no one be allowed to go outside except with the consent of the mayor and the necessary workers. At present, President Trump has made no comments.
Trump supporters cross the Capitol Hill regional cordon and clash with the police
On the afternoon of January 6th local time, hundreds of protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., to demonstrate in support of Donald Trump to pressure the ongoing joint session of Congress to refuse to confirm Joe Biden’s election victory.
At about 1 p.m. ET, Trump supporters shouted “USA”, waved the American flag and flags saying “Don’t trample on me” in front of the Capitol.
Some protesters crossed the barriers around the U.S. Capitol and wrestled with heavily armed police.
Protesters called the police “traitors” and pushed the metal fence to try to cross the defense line to rush to the Capitol. In order to prevent protesters from breaking through the defense line, the police used pepper spray. Tear gas was also used at the scene, but it is impossible to confirm whether it came from the protesters or the police.
According to congressional police, the Capitol building has been broken in clashes with demonstrators. The doors of the House of Representatives have been locked, and emergency alerts from congressional police sent the same message: “Please take refuge and remain quiet in the nearest office due to the threat inside the building.”
Capitol Hill Police also prohibited anyone from entering the Capitol from the Senate office building. Members of Congress, staff and journalists need to use underground passages to and from the office building and the Capitol.