Not only was the government shutdown once again on Thursday, but the US Capitol building and White House both were under lockdown for a brief time after gun shots were heard.

Cell phone footage taken yesterday near the Capitol building shows an officer, pedal to the floor of his car, trying to get to the scene of the shooting. Unexpectedly, a set of security barriers rose up out of the street just as the cruiser was blasting through the intersection! A tragic case of perfect timing...we hope that the officer is OK.


Watch a police car crash through a security barrier (NSFW)