The U.S. Capitol Police board praised the Capitol Police officers who took down the man who shot GOP lawmakers practicing in an Alexandria baseball field early Wednesday.

"The Capitol Police Board would like to commend the agents at the scene and other first responders for their immediate and decisive actions in protecting both members and staff and preventing further injury," the board members said in a statement. "Their response quickly contained what could have become a deadly situation and saved many lives today."

The board is made up of Senate Sergeant at Arms Frank J. Larkin, House Sergeant at Arms Paul D. Irving and Stephen T. Ayers, the Architect of the Capitol.

The board members said "there is currently no direct threat to the Capitol complex," but said people should keep an eye out for anything suspicious and report it.