Navy Yard shooting: Increased security in D.C. after shooting
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Heavily armed police were at nearly every street corner and there were new travel restriction, all part of enhanced security around the U.S. Capitol Monday after the Navy Yard shooting.
Police here say there is no known direct threat in connection with the Navy Yard shootings that left 13 dead.
But authorities are putting the Senate on high alert, out of an abundance of caution.
Government workers w say they're reassured about the heightened security but are worried about access to secure facilities.
“You have to go through metal detectors, and take everything out of your pocket. So I wonder how they got into that building on M Street,” says government worker Carl Ford.
Then, during the lunch hour, a brief scare at 3rd and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Police swarmed a pizzeria after there was a report of a man inside fitting the description of one of the shooters.
It turned out to be a false alarm.
“They basically told us he’s between here and 8th Street in the neighborhood. Kinda scary to think the guy's still on the loose, and come into our restaurant,” says Rob Early, a restaurant manager.
The ramped-up security isn't limited to the Hill.
The U.S. Coast Guard now has established a security zone along the Anacostia between Haines Point and the Sousa Bridge.