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Police give all-clear after Virginia active shooter report

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police have given the all-clear after a search of two state office buildings in Virginia’s capital Friday prompted by a report of a possible active shooter.

Police concluded their search of the Madison and Monroe state office buildings in downtown Richmond and no suspicious people or activities were found, Virginia's Capitol Police said in a tweet.

Earlier in the day, Joe Macenka, a spokesman for Capitol Police, said there had been no reports of injury or gunfire and no confirmed sightings of an armed person. He said Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University police were working their way through the 25-story Monroe Building, an effort that was going to take quite a while.

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill into law earlier this year that largely bans firearms in state office buildings, with exceptions for law enforcement.

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