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jennifer: we have news just in from law enforcement sources that the weapon at the center of all of this appears to not be a gun. we have learned from the law enforcement sources that the weapon that this man pulled out was an air soft type of weapon. like a b.b. gun. it looks like the real deal. when that is pulled out, the police officers respond. just about an hour and a half ago we had a press conference. just about a block away with the united states capitol police chief. here is what he says happened. >> during routine administrative screening the individual drew what appeared to be a weapon and pointed it at officers. an officer fire and struck the suspect. who was subsequently tweeted by medical personnel. the suspect was taken into custody. transported to the hospital for treatment. gen i don't know if w
have a technical difficulty. i am not hearing the sound. this happened at 2:30 this afternoon. the united states capitol placed on lockdown. the white house was placed on lockdown. a suspect who we confirmed through the sources is larry dawson walked into the visitor center here at the united states capitol complex pulled out the gun, the officers fired. he was taken to the hospital. taken to surgery. we don't know the nature of his injuries if they are grave, critical or how he is doing at this time. this place was crawling with tourists. people off on vacation. they had to do a lockdown. they had to usher people into different rooms. we spoke with many of the tourists a number of them children. and parents and the teachers about what that was like.
with guns to shove us over to one side so they could run up. jennifer: we are having some technical difficulty out here. so i can't hear what is being relayed at the station. but we will send things to diane cho who is at the botanic gardens at the scene of what they believe is the suspect's car. diane: well, je with been at this location here for about an hour now. near the u.s. bow tan tick gardens. this is what the scene looked like when we first arrived with the capitol police officers surrounding a silver dodge pickup truck parked nearby. they confirmed they located the vehicle on the u.s. capitol grounds but they did not specify where it was found or provide a description. we could see a tennessee dealer tag on the truck. authorities say the suspect is from tennessee. i asked if the officers when we got here if he could confirm it was related to the shooting at the capitol. he said he could not do that for us. they are not letting the public get c
if it is verified that this is the suspect's truck then they will comb through it to see what is inside. once they get a search warrant to see if there is potential evidence that might be helpful to the investigation. right now abc7 is still working on confirming whether or not this was the truck the suspect could have been in earlier. if we see anything developing here at this location we will bring it to you live. back to you in the studio. leon: thank you, diane. we are working on following a lot of different moving parts on this story. in the last 40 minutes, medstaffer washington hospital center confirmed they do have one patient in the visitor center shooting. but they are not saying whether or not it's the suspect. larry dawson. they are telling us that the patient they have is in critical condition. maureen: right now we are learn more about the man police say started this whole thing. team coverage continues with chris papst in the abc7 satellite center with the new information we are getting. chris?
chris: maureen, abc news reported the man involved in the incident today is larry dawson of tennessee. he was taken to the washington hospital center while under police escort. he is being reported as a man who is known to capitol police. the i-team did some digging and we found this video. take a listen. now this is from the last october where a larry dawson after this hearing was charged with unlawful contact and assault of a police officer after an outburst in the u.s. house chamber. now in the video, the wrong video you had seen. they are having technical difficulties. in the video you can see the man brought the session to a stop as it yell shed a prophet of god. the person -- yelled he is a prophet of god. the person leading the session had him removed and it's likely at that point dawson had violence incident with the police officer that had him removed and that led to assault charges. that day he was arraig
filed a stay-away order barring dawson from the u.s. capitol and all other congressional buildings. if you take a look, we may have the video now. if you look at this. listen to hear what he is yelling. >> prophet of god. chris: yelling he is a prophet of god before he was removed. bench warrant was issued for dawson a few weeks after this as he fail told appear for court. he was represented by a d.c. attorney. we reached out to the attorney but yet to hear back. chris papst, abc7 news. maureen: thank you. please stay with abc7 as we follow every twist and turn in this developing story. we will have updates throughout the show and you can get the latest at wjla.com. leon: we have more break news on the court battle between the f.b.i. and the apple
the f.b.i. has successfully gained access to the iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. they did so without help from apple. the tech giant challenged a court order to help the investigators gain access to the phone. the case was hut on hold last weak when the f.b.i. announced it was using other means to hack the phone. they are now proving successful. maureen: coming up at 6:00 -- we are checking back on the breaking news at the capitol visitor center. we will tell you when things will get back to normal there. leon: plus a crackdown in montgomery county. the big bust at a weekend party for teens. why an adult is facing charges there. maureen: plus, get ready for major disruptions in traffic around the district. the event happening this week and how it will affect your commute. doug: the strong wind gust show no sign of abating yet. we continue under a wind advisory. i will tell you what it means tonight and tomor
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the visitor center is expected to reopen tomorrow. we will follow the latest developments on the story. stay with us at abc7. we will have new information on air and online as well. maureen: we are a story now that you will see only on 7 with kevin lewis. kevin: an officer was patrolling the bethesda neighborhood when he stumked across this home and saw a number of the teens drinking in the front yard. easy find. now the alleged party's host has to answer in a court of law. police say high schools came to mansion for weekend drinking party. alleged host was a 52-year-old pictured on facebook. according the court documents when the cops arrve
woods. into this creek bed. he refused to let the officers inside the million dollar home saying, "i don't know where they came from." but the police say many of the teens they caught quickly flipped on the man saying he willingly provided them with alcohol in the home's basement. >> terrible to give kids drinks. i'm sorry to hear it. he is a great guy. as far as i know he has never done anything else. >> this comes as the montgomery county police continue to crackdown on the underaged drinking. largely in part to a number of the recent drunk driving crashes that have resulted in deaths. the police chief tom manger is currently lobbying behind a bill in annapolis if passed would expose adults that host teen drinking parties to
time. >> he is now facing 13 counts of allowing underage drinking in his home. faces up to $32,000 in fines. we did manage to reach him by telephone this afternoon but he refused to comment. live in bethesda, kevin lewis, abc7 news. leon: thank you, kevin. coming up on "abc7 news at 6:00" -- the final roll of the obama administration. and the stars who came out for the annual easter event. maureen: hold on to your hats. easter hats and all. doug is back when the gusty winds die down and have a wind ahead to thunderstorms in the week. erin: i'm erin hawksworth. coming up in sports virginia and maryland may be out of it but there is still one local school headed to the final four. we'll explain. plus, all the capitals need is one point tonight to clinch the president's trophy.
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maureen: the sauce is the shooting today at the u.s. capitol visitor center is larry dawson. he is undergoing surgery and will remain in police custody. it's believed he is known to local police after he was arrested in 2015 following an interruption in the house of representatives session. leon: in all the commotion that unfolded the leaders for 50 countries began to arrive in district for the nuclear security summit at the washington convention center this week and it is expected to cause traffic problems. brianne carter has restrictions you need to know about. brianne: ten-foot tall metal barricades going up. no parking lots posted. streets getting ready to shut down. security tightens ahead of the nuclear summit.
who travel through the district of columbia and will reside in washington, d.c. to plan for some alternative routes for transportation. brianne: biking and walking could be restricting. >> we live on the edge of the zone. we won't be coming down this way. brianne: metro will detour around the closures. wednesday night the yellow and the green line trains will not stop at the convention center. the federal workers have been given the option to telework. all of this could have an impact on the local businesses. like doggie day care wag time. >> a lot of customers will stay home so i expect drop enough in grooming and on
>> the police agencies have been on enhanced deployment since brussels attack and the security will continue through the summit on saturday. the officials stress today there is no known credible threat to the event or to d.c. all the sets of security you see around the convention center is a precaution to keep everyone safe. in northwest washington, brianne carter, abc7 news. leon: we have a full listing of the street closures for the nuclear summit on the website wjla.com. maureen: the annual easter egg roll today at the most. 35,000 ticketed guests were expected to take part in the day-long event. the easter bunny was among them. other people making an appearance with the president and first lady is the basketball star shaquille o'neal and singers beyoncé and jay-z. this is the 136th year of t
leon: 138th year. maureen: 138th year. leon: yes. i learned a lot last week as i studied and researched for the festival and the easter egg roll. rutherford b. hayes and the first lady lucy kicked it off. >> began it all. god bless them. leon: it is full of useless information. doug: don't play "jeopardy" with this guy! i thought we'd have heavier rain longer so it cleared up quickly and turned into a great day. got up to 70 in washington. get started to look at the live camera from the campus of the high school in lauren. where it's 57. it has been cooler north and west of the city all day long. that trend will continue. there are the numbers. 70 degrees at the reagan national. 49 is the morning low. averages of the 60 and 41 degrees. this but issued late this morning and continued to midnight. counties my
we have had impressive wind gusts in the afternoon. we will give you the latest wind gust to the weather system. the 41-mile-per-hour in leesburg. 35 at reagan national. they were higher in the afternoon and caused delay and flight arrivals. planes that were trying to land and wasn't safe and they would circle around and try again. another wasdy universitied to richmond. the forecast is straightforward. clear. breezy.
wi expect 10 to 20 miles per hour wind and a gust to 20. no impact or landing at the airport. the warm front will get closer. look at the lows for tuesday night. we will hit 70 on thursday and friday. it could be chilly for next week. maureen: thank you. 138th year. leon: 138th year. erin: virginia dealing with the disappointment of being knocked out of the tournament. we still have a local school headed to the final four. details af
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erin: in 74 games the caps earned 111 points which is not only the best in their division but best in the entire nhl. they have a chance to do more tonight when they host the blue jackets. they only need one point to clinch the president's trophy. washington has been also tie the team record with 54 wins in a season. they are also 2-0-1 against columbus
so you are saying there's a chance. no final four for virginia this year after the devastating collapse against syracuse last night. by the time the collapse was over, what seemed like a sure victory in the program's 32 years to one of the most remarkable losses ever in the elite eight. the players were shocked after letting it slip away. >> close knit family. it's tough. it's tough. find a way to get through it for the younger guys and get ready for next year. erin: that will sit with him for a while. virginia is no longer in the big dance, g.w. is still dancing. colonials are headed to the final four and headed to big an to play san diego state and madison square garden tomorrow night. g.w. didn't make it to
are grateful they have made it this far. >> we are excited. i mean, watching the game yesterday. it's fun to still be playing. we are not in the big dance but we are excited to play in a tournament. good team in san diego state. erin: the nationals' final spring training game was rained out today. good news is opening day is in one week. they will open up in atlanta. leon: goodbye. erin: yes. maureen: catch up with doug and the weather. doug: the winds will stay up and it will be gusty and chilly overnight. 37to 45. tomorrow is gorgeous and cooler. breezy sunshine. 63 degrees. steve rudin in at 11:00 about the impact on the blossoms and maybe thunderstorms later in the week. maureen: okay. keep it here. "world news tonight" with david muir is up next.
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tonight, chaos in the capital. shots fired. panic inside. families visiting. and staff running for cover. capitol police opening fire. and we're on the scene tonight. breaking news. the urgent new bulletin at this hour. the school on lockdown. the community on alert. an escaped murderer on the run. the war of words tonight. donald trump, ted cruz and who really started this over their wives? the new accusation. and hillary clinton pivots to trump, issuing a new warning tonight. the extreme weather hitting parts of this country. in the east, the wind fears. from washington, d.c. all the way up to boston. up to 50 miles per hour. in new york city tonight, cranes ordered locked down after that deadly accident. and, surrounded. the tense moments at sea. the u.s. coast guard moving
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