A video has showed the shocking moment protesters clashed with security inside the U.S. Capitol building, forcing a lockdown with members of Congress inside.
Protesters loyal to President Trump stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, halting Congress’s counting of the electoral votes to confirm President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory as the police evacuated lawmakers from the building.
Proceedings were grounded as security rushed Vice President Mike Pence out of the Senate chamber and the Capitol building was placed on lockdown, with senators and members of the House locked inside their respective chambers.
Shortly afterward, the police escorted senators and members of House from the building to others nearby, as the protesters swarmed the hallways just steps from where lawmakers were meeting, carrying pro-Trump paraphernalia.
A law enforcement source told ABC News shots were fired. It is unknown if there are any injuries. Images show officers with weapons drawn.
The Federal Protective Service and Secret Service are en route to assist the police, according to a source.
Watch a video of the clash below;
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol buildingpic.twitter.com/TK4Kh4IyCh
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According to reports, one of the protesters was in the dais of the Senate chamber and some were going door to door demanding “Where the f— are they?” They were also banging on the doors, according to reports.