U.S. Capitol Visitor Center shooting

The man shot by police Monday while allegedly brandishing a gun at the U.S. Capitol is a self-styled Tennessee pastor who was reportedly committed to a mental institution in 2005 and had recently been ordered by a judge to stay away from the Capitol grounds.

The suspect, identified as Larry Russell Dawson, 66, of the Nashville area, is in stable but critical condition at a Washington, D.C., hospital.

Authorities said Dawson was shot after setting off a metal detector and waving a firearm at officers at an entrance to the Capitol Visitor Center. (Jason Sickles for Yahoo News)

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