House gives Capitol Police standing ovation

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Members of the House on Thursday gave a standing ovation to Capitol Police after they dealt with a security situation near the Capitol.

The ovation began after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said he joined Republicans in expressing gratitude for their work.

The U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown and lawmakers ordered to shelter in place Thursday following a car chase that began near the White House and ended with a dramatic police takedown of a female suspect on Constitution Avenue.

The Capitol complex went into lockdown mode at about 2:20 p.m., and that lockdown was lifted shortly after 3 p.m. The shooting occurred outside, after a woman in a car reportedly tried to ram through a barricade near the White House and then fled to the Capitol.

That woman was reportedly shot dead on the scene, and at least one law enforcement officer was wounded.

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This story was updated at 6:39 p.m.