U.S. Capitol Police Advise Congressional Members, Staff to Take Precautions
Following the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and staff members in Tucson, Arizona yesterday, the U.S. Capitol Police are advising members of Congress to take safety precautions.
The Capitol police also announced they are involved in the investigation into the shooting. A statement from the Capitol Police was emailed to all House staff. It read:
"Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities in Arizona are investigating a shooting in Tucson, Arizona in which Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot. Multiple others were shot as well. Congresswoman Giffords has been transported to a local medical facility with serious injuries. The suspect is in custody. No further details on the motive or other victims are available at this time. The U.S. Capitol Police are directly involved in this investigation. As more information is developed, it will be provided. In the interim, all Members and staff are advised to take reasonable and prudent precautions regarding their personal security."