Washington police have blocked off the Capitol because of a man with a gun

As reported by Reuters, American police have been checking messages that next to the Capitol building, the seat of Congress, was an armed man. All entrances to the building in downtown Washington were closed.

Later the official representative of police reported that two men had indeed been arrested two blocks from the Capitol. There’s no word yet on whether they have a weapon.

Access to the Capitol was reopened shortly after the arrest.

Last week access to the building, which sits in the Congress, briefly blocked after reports that broke in the woman with the weapon. Subsequently, the alarm was deemed false.