Saturday, 18 September, 2021


Car rams Capitol barricade, injuring 2 officers; driver shot

Police officers surround the scene after a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill on the Senate side of the US Capitol in Washington Friday BREAKING: Suspect Reportedly Shot Dead After Ramming Car Into Capitol Police, Wielding Knife
Hannah Rogers | 03 April, 2021, 00:22

Sky correspondent Alex Rossi, who is in Washington DC, said he understands the suspect drove into the officers before jumping out of the vehicle and brandishing a knife.

The U.S. Capitol was on lockdown Friday after a vehicle rammed into a security barricade, injuring two police officers.

Robert Contee, chief of the DC police department, told a news conference later that there was no longer an ongoing threat.

After pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6, an officer from New Jersey died. Law enforcement is working to understand the motive behind this incident. Authorities said that there wasn't an ongoing threat and that the attack did not appear to be related to terrorism, though the Capitol was put on lockdown as a precaution.

The attack came amid tightened security in Washington after the January 6 insurrection by supporters of then-president Donald Trump. Earlier, CNN said the suspect was taken into custody and was conscious while being transported to the hospital.

Congress is now on recess for the Easter holiday.

They added that no prior information about him had been found on any police databases, and that he did not appear to have any ties to the military. Authorities installed a tall perimeter fence around the Capitol and for months restricted traffic along the roads closest to the building, but they have begun pulling back some of the emergency measures in recent weeks.

Troops stand guard near the scene of a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington Friday
Troops stand guard near the scene of a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington Friday

There is an increased security presence around the Capitol building, where the US Congress sits, and a number of police cars surrounding the area.

Capitol Police said a suspect rammed his auto into two officers near a barricade on Constitution Avenue.

According to U.S. Capitol Police, a person rammed a vehicle into two Capitol Police officers.

The crash and shooting happened at a security checkpoint near the Capitol as Congress is on recess. The suspect was shot and died at the hospital.

Text messages sent to staffers inside told them to avoid windows and said no one could enter or leave the building.

Biden had just departed the White House for Camp David when the incident occurred.

"If you are outside, seek cover", the messages said.

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