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Lawmakers urged to take safety precautions

Security alert follows the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and members of her staff in Tucson


Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police force is advising members of the House and their aides to "take reasonable and prudent precautions" about their own security in the wake of a congresswoman's shooting in Arizona.

In an e-mail obtained by The Associated Press, the Capitol Police say they are directly involved in the investigation of Saturday's shooting in Tucson, Arizona, of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Capitol Hill police officers speaks to the media gathered outside the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Capitol Hill in Washington. Giffords was shot in the head Saturday in her district in Arizona. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Capitol Hill police officers speaks to the media gathered outside the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Capitol Hill in Washington. Giffords was shot in the head Saturday in her district in Arizona. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The notice says federal, state and local law enforcement authorities are involved in the investigation.

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