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More than 1,000 members of the US National Guard are to be deployed onto the streets of Washington DC in a bid to bring an end to chaotic scenes of mobs storming the US Capitol building.
At least one person has been shot after a huge throng of Trump's supporters stormed the US senate building.
Two sources have said the victim is in a critical condition but no further details are available, CNN reports.
The White House says National Guard troops along with other federal protective services are heading to the Capitol to help end a violent occupation by President Donald Trump's supporters.
Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted that "At President @realDonaldTrump's direction, the National Guard is on the way along with other federal protective services."
She added: "We reiterate President Trump's call against violence and to remain peaceful."
An 'armed standoff' is currently ongoing in the US Capitol building – America's equivalent to the Houses of Parliament – after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the building.
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Images circulating on social media appear to show a woman with a serious injury to her neck being carried out of the building.
There are also reports that multiple police officers have been wounded.
Reporters on the scene described an armed stand-off at the door to the US House Chamber inside the Capitol, with guns drawn.
Footage and images uploaded to social media show protesters wandering around inside the evacuated Senate chamber.
The Senate floor has since been cleared of rioters and police have regained control of the area, CNN reports.
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