Shots have been fired in the US Senate chamber during an armed standoff between police and patriots attempting to breach the room, according to reports.

A woman has been removed from the building on a stretcher, covered in blood, on live television.

Brian Stelter tweeted, “NBC captured the moment when one set of Capitol steps were stormed. @EllisonBarber reported seeing ‘a massive amount of what appears to be blood on the ground. At least one person here is being taken away on a stretcher.’”

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