Police find no sign of shooter after gunshots report in Washington

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 09, 2017 6:02 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities responded to reported sounds of gunshots at or near the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington on Wednesday but police did not find any sign of a shooting, officials said.

"We're still at the scene but nothing has been found," said Washington police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew.

The Federal Protective Service and the D.C. Metro Police responded to reported gunshots at EPA's headquarters, said EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman.

"The floors where the shots were reported were cleared," she added. "There are no injuries and the building is now secure."

(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washington, Additional reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler)