Shots fired at capitol building in Austin, one in custody

POSTED: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:16pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

AUSTIN - Police say gunshots were fired on the south steps of the Texas Capitol Building this afternoon.

More than half a dozen Texas Department of Public Safety cars descended on the capitol and officers carrying rifles surrounded the building.

The officers were in the process of securing the capitol's third floor around noon when a witness said he heard three or four shots fired.

One person has been taken into custody.

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