In the few days in which the Federal government has been shut down without a Budget or a Continuing Resolution, there has been a lot of verbal sniping among lawmakers and the President. But when there was an emergency which threatened both the White House and the Congress, law enforcement kicked into action.
This evocative photo is of the Capitol Hill Police reacting to an incident with a shooter where a dozen shots were fired. The law enforcement officer was positioned to protect one of the chambers of Congress.
The House and the Senate were both in session. Both legislative bodies went into lock-down, with the lawmakers being barricaded in their respective chambers and staffers told to shelter in place for forty five minutes.