Parts of Vermont Capitol on lockdown after gun report

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Police cars block off State Street in Montpelier, Vt., where state office buildings are in lockdown on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Some state government buildings are on lockdown in Vermont’s Capitol complex after a report of a person with a weapon. State buildings Commissioner Christopher Cole tells WCAX News that there was a report from a member of the public that someone was seen going into the building that houses the tax department with what appeared to be a long gun. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — State government buildings in Vermont‘s Capitol complex in Montpelier are on lockdown after a report of a person with a gun.

A statement from Gov. Phil Scott’s office said police from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies were responding to a report the person entered the Vermont State Tax Office with a gun Friday.

The state Department of Human Resources put out a statement saying, “our understanding is that the situation is well under control and not a danger.” It didn’t provide more details.

The governor’s office said both evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures were activated.

Some streets are blocked off.

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