US Capitol Lockdown RECAP: Person shot as Pro-Trump mob storms Capitol as Senate meets to confirm Joe Biden

Pro-Trump rioters stormed the seat of American government as a joint session of Congress was held.

The rioters, who are protesting the results of the 2020 election, turned up in their hundreds to Capitol Building.

They stormed the building and made it inside, leading to an armed stand off between police and rioters just outside the house door.

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Trump supporters clash with police and security forces, as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

CNN reported that staffers inside were told to stay away from external windows and doors and to find a safe place.

They have also reported several ‘suspicious packages’ that have been found in the building and are being investigated by police.

The Mayor of Washington announced a 6pm curfew in the city in an effort to stop the protests.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: U.S. Capitol Police stand detain protesters outside of the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: People wear plastic bags s protesters attempt to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pro Trump protesters storm Capitol Building.

Last updated: Wednesday, 06 January, 2021, 20:55

  • Those inside the building have been told to find a safe place.
  • They have also been told to stay away from external windows and doors. 
  • The Mayor of Washington has announced a 6pm curfew. 

CNN reporting that a woman is in critical condition after being shot in the chest on Capitol grounds.

CNN’s Jake Tapper calls this a ‘disgraceful moment’ in American history.

Senior Trump advisor KellyAnne Connway tweets:

Lawmakers in the building have been asked to wear gas masks and stay in their offices.

Congresswoman tweets from inside Capitol Building.

The President has ordered the National Guard to intervene .

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon responds to situation:

American media has reported that multiple police officers have been injured, with one being transported to the hospital.

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