US Capitol locked down after vehicle rams barrier, injuring two officers – liveApril 2, 2021
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Latest reports, which have not been officially confirmed, are that after ramming the two police officers the driver of the car got out of the vehicle brandishing a knife.
Two Capitol Police officers are injured. This is what congressional sources are telling reporters on Capitol Hill. There are no details about the identity or even the gender of the driver of the blue passenger sedan.
The suspect who rammed into two US Capitol Police Officers exited his vehicle brandishing a knife and was shot. The suspect and two officers were transported to the hospital. Footage via Fox News: pic.twitter.com/10TAUW6UNz
One of the officers who was injured was taken by police car to the hospital; the other was being transported by emergency medical crews, the officials said.
The incident occurred about 100 yards from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol. Fencing that prevented vehicular traffic near that area was recently removed as the Capitol has started to open up after the January 6 riots.
The security checkpoint is typically used by senators and staff on weekdays. Congress is currently on recess.
It’s Good Friday and Passover and the US Capitol was pretty empty today when this incident occurred.
Both chambers of the US Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, are out of session and those working inside have said there are very few staff around when a blue car rammed into a barrier close to the east front of the Capitol.