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Oct 3, 2013 9:02 PM by Victoria Fregoso - Q2 News

Senator Baucus staffer recalls shooting at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON D.C. - Among those who experienced the lockdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. today was Montana's very own U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester.

Members of Senator Baucus' office heard gunshots ring out Thursday afternoon. They were inside of their office and witnessed the scene from the window.

Jennifer Donahue, Communications Director for Senator Max Baucus said Baucus' number one concern was making sure everyone on his team was safe. "After accounting for everyone in our office, we connected with Senator Tester and Congressman Daines' offices to make sure their teams were safe and followed instructions from Capitol Police until the lock-down was lifted."

A joint statement from Baucus and Tester said "We are grateful to our police officers for their service and thankful that everyone in our offices is safe and accounted for as we continue to pray for everyone involved in today's incident. We thank all Montanans for their concern."

Representative Steve Daines was on the House side of Capitol Hill when today's drama unfolded. His office is located in the Cannon Building. Danies along with his staff were all reported as safe.


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