Local lawmakers recount tense moments amid Capitol Hill lockdown

Maggie Vespa

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Local lawmakers recount tense moments amid Capitol Hill lockdown

CREATED Oct. 3, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - 'Disturbing'.  That's how one Arizona congressman describes Thursday's lockdown on Capitol Hill.

This after DC police shot and killed a woman, who they say tried to drive her car through the barricade of a security checkpoint near the White House.

Soon after the lockdown was lifted, early Thursday afternoon, 9OYS talked to Congressman Raul Grijalva and Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick about those tense moments, trapped on Capitol Hill.

"I looked out my window and saw crowds of people running by," said Rep. Kirpatrick (D).  "The disconcerting thing of course is the uncertainty and not knowing exactly what's going on."
 
"The police told us that shots had been fired in and around the Capitol and here we are in and around the Capitol," said Rep. Grijalva (D).  "The sense of fear, because you don't know.  You don't know."
 
 
Congresswoman Kirkpatrick went on to say she hopes the incident puts deliberations in Washington 'in a new perspective.'

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