Gunman arrested outside Capitol

WASHINGTON Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:56pm EST

A Secret Service agent provides security for U.S. President George W. Bush as he departs the South Lawn on board Marine One at the White House in Washington, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

A Secret Service agent provides security for U.S. President George W. Bush as he departs the South Lawn on board Marine One at the White House in Washington, January 18, 2008.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man with a shotgun was arrested a block from the U.S. Capitol on Friday but there were no shots fired or injuries, police said.

"We have one guy in custody. Nobody injured," said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for U.S. Capitol police.

Police with dogs cordoned off several blocks as a bomb squad inspected his pickup truck. Schneider told reporters there appeared to be "items of concern" inside the truck.

She said the firearm appeared to be a shotgun, but declined to say if any other weapons were found.

(Reporting Nancy Waitz and Richard Cowan, writing by Thomas Ferraro, editing by Lori Santos)

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