LIVE UPDATES: Person shot, taken to hospital as protsters violently storm Capitol

U.S. Capitol
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(KMOX/AP) - Dozens of Trump supporters breached security perimeters and entered the Capitol as Congress was meeting, expected to vote and affirm Joe Biden’s presidential win on Wednesday. They were seen fighting with officers both inside the building and outside.

Here is the latest on the situation in Washington:
One person has been shot at the U.S. Capitol as dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building and violently clashed with police.

That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity amid a chaotic situation.

The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear. The person said the victim had been taken to a hospital. Their condition was not known.

The Department of Homeland Security is sending additional federal agents to the U.S. Capitol to help quell violence from supporters of President Donald Trump who are protesting Congress’ formal approval of President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

Troops from the Washington D.C. National Guard have also been called up to help at the Capitol building.

A spokesperson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that officers from the Federal Protective Service and U.S. Secret Service agents are being sent to the scene.

Video has been shared of protesters inside the Capitol building after some of them broke windows on their way in:

A protesters was in the Congress chamber and reportedly yelled, "Trump won that election."

Some of the intruders were seen in a standoff with Capitol Police inside the building.

The President tweeted during the wild scene calling for people to "Stay peaceful."

Thousands of protesters showed up on Wednesday in support of President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud and many are reportedly attempting to "occupy the building."

Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina tweeted that she has evacuated her office "due to a nearby threat" and they're "seeing protesters assaulting Capitol Police."

Viral videos and photos are being shared of the madness in Washington:

This is a breaking news story that will be updated.