DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A woman is dead after Capitol Police say she led a car chase trying to ram barriers surrounding the White House and Capitol.
A shooting in the nation's capital left lawmakers and visitors locked down in office buildings.
It was thirty minutes of tense moments for Tim Kroger inside Congressman Mike Turner's office.
"You hope that it was an isolated incident and that no one would have been hurt on either end," said Kroger.
Back home, a son gets the call from his mother about a shooting at the Capitol.
"She said your father is meeting with Congressman Turner and they're on lockdown," said Ethan Kroger. "I really didn't know what that meant. That's when we had to turn on the news and saw that there had been shots fired."
Ethan Kroger was not sure what to make of it.
He was just glad to hear his father was safe.
"My father, his safety is obviously most important to me," said Kroger. "I was very relieved when he called and said he would be okay."
His father, Tim, President of Main Line Supply Company was meeting with Congressman Turner during a conference in Washington.
All of a sudden, a notice came out for everyone avoid the windows.
"At that time, a loud speaker went off in the office saying that there were shots fired on the Capitol," said Kroger.
Kroger says about ten people were inside the Congressman's office.
Nobody knew exactly what was happening.
Everyone was just following procedure.
"I must say Congressman Turner's staff was extremely professional in that they did a very good job in letting us know that everything was fine as far as we were in the office," said Kroger.
He is also thankful Capitol police quickly took control of the situation.
Something that hits home for his son, himself trying to be a police officer.
"Going into law enforcement definitely makes you feel for his family and what happened out there," said Kroger.
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