Car Rams US Capitol Barricade, One Officer and Driver Dead
Car Rams US Capitol Barricade, One Officer and Driver Dead
Two US Capitol police officers injured after suspect rams car into barrier
03 April, 2021, 02:36
Staffers on the Hill were sent a message from U.S. Capitol Police around 1:20 p.m. ET saying "due to an external security threat" that "no entry or exit is permitted".
Two police officers have been injured at the US Capitol after a vehicle rammed into the barricade on Friday.
Pittman says the suspect rammed a barricade near the US Capitol.
"The DC National Guard deployed a Immediate Response Force (IRF) composed of National Guard soldiers and airmen to the Capitol complex this afternoon to support the U.S. Capitol Police", according to a tweet from the National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Press Desk.
The Congress is in recess and most lawmakers are away.
One of the officers who was injured was taken by police vehicle to the hospital; the other was transported by emergency medical crews.
The death is the latest moment of sorrow for a department after the loss of Brian Sicknick, who clashed with rioters during the January 6 insurrection and died a day later, and Howard Liebengood, who committed suicide weeks after that.
The Capitol buildings have been placed under lockdown, with nobody allowed in or out of the complex.
They were called upon soon afterward to secure the Capitol during Biden's inauguration and faced another potential threat in early March linked to conspiracy theories falsely claiming Trump would retake the presidency. Fencing that prevented vehicular traffic near that area was recently removed as the Capitol started to open up after the January 6 riots.
There were unconfirmed initial reports of a shooting that appear to be incorrect.
President Joe Biden has been receiving ongoing briefings from his homeland security adviser following an attack on the US Capitol that killed Capitol Police Officer William Evans and injured another, the White House announced Friday.
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The incident occurred about 100 yards (91 meters) from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol, which is typically used by senators and staff on weekdays. Law enforcement sources tell ABC News the suspect is dead. Congress is now on recess.
Video showed National Guard troops mobilizing near the area of the crash.
Television footage showed a blue sedan that had crashed into a security barrier on one of the streets leading to Congress, as what appeared to be the injured officers were loaded onto gurneys and into ambulances.
US President Joe Biden is also not in DC at the moment. -Security officials recently started scaling back fencing around U.S. The law enforcement officials told the AP that the driver then got out of the auto with what appeared to be a knife.
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The CDC advised that people celebrate by avoiding large crowds and gather with people in their immediate household. It is expected that the USA will surpass 100 million people who have received at least one dose of vaccine Friday.
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Robert Contee, chief of the DC police department, told a news conference later that there was no longer an ongoing threat. Text messages sent to staffers inside told them to avoid windows and said no one could enter or leave the building.
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