BREAKING: At least 2 officers ‘seriously’ injured after vehicle rams into barricade at US Capitol; lockdown ensues

BREAKING: At least 2 officers ‘seriously’ injured after vehicle rams into barricade at US Capitol; lockdown ensues

April 2, 2021

At least two officers were injured Friday afternoon after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a barricade at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint.

The incident also reportedly led to at least one suspect being shot in the altercation.

The U.S. Capitol Police on Friday afternoon
tweeted, “CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle across point along Independence 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.”

What are the details?

According to a report from
KWQC-TV, Capitol Police said that the incident caused a lockdown at the U.S. Capitol complex, and that staff were told they could not enter or exit Capitol buildings.

Capitol Police, according to the station, said that a suspect “rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers,” and that a suspect had been taken into custody in connection with the apparent attack.

One officer was taken by police car to a local hospital for treatment, and the second was transported by emergency medical crews.

A source purporting to be close to the situation told The Daily Beast that the two officers are “seriously hurt.”

MSNBC reported that the driver of the vehicle reportedly jumped out of the car armed with a knife after ramming the officers.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.

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