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September 16, 2013

Senate will resume normal operations Tuesday

The Senate will resume normal operations Monday, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer announced Monday night.

The Senate recessed Monday and postponed votes after the Navy Yard shootings. The complex was also briefly locked down.

Monday night, Gainer issued this statement:

"Law enforcement authorities have determined that the preponderance of investigative information available at this time indicates that the deceased offender at the Navy Yard was a lone gunman. There are no longer any wanted suspects.

"Accordingly, all operations at the Senate will return to normal on Tuesday. The U.S. Capitol Police will maintain their continued high level of protection of  the Capitol, visitors, staff, and Members.

"Thank you for your cooperation and patience throughout this tragic event. We will review our procedures and response in such incidents. Keep the victims and families in your thoughts as this day of infamy is not over for them."



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