Gunfire Erupts Near Capitol Hill After Traffic Stop

Police have apparently sealed off a number of entrances to the U.S. Capitol after gunfire erupted a few blocks away.

Police apparently shot a 35-year-old man near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in what authorities described as a routine traffic stop that turned deadly.

The unidentified man was shot after brandishing a weapon, police said. He died shortly after the late afternoon confrontation, in which witnesses said multiple gunshots were fired.

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