U.S. Capitol Police officer killed after car rams security barricade


UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Capitol Police say an officer has died after a suspect rammed his car into two officers and lunged at officers with a knife before being shot.

Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman says the officer died after Friday’s incident but did not immediately provide additional details. The officer’s identity was not released.

Pittman says the suspect rammed a barricade near the U.S. Capitol. She says the suspect then exited the vehicle with a knife and lunged at the officers. The suspect was shot and died at the hospital.

WASHINGTON (AP/NBC NEWS) — A car has rammed a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, injuring two Capitol Police officers and leading to the driver being shot.

That’s according to two law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press on Friday afternoon on condition of anonymity as the event was unfolding.

At least one officer was in serious condition.

NBC News citing law enforcement reports the suspected driver involved in the U.S. Capitol incident was a man and has died after being shot by Capitol Police.

NBC News citing law enforcement sources: The suspect driver involved in the U.S. Capitol incident was a man, and has died after being shot by Capitol Police.

The incident comes as the Washington region remains on edge months after a mob of armed insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win.

The Capitol complex was placed on lockdown after the shooting and staff were told they could not enter or exit buildings

U.S. Capitol Police posted earlier in the afternoon on Twitter: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Constitution Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital.

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