Two officers wounded as vehicle rams into US Capitol building
Two officers wounded as vehicle rams into US Capitol building
US Capitol On Lockdown After Car Rams Officers, Police Say
03 April, 2021, 01:53
In a tweet Friday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "Praying for the United States CapitolPolice officers who were attacked at the Capitol".
Members of Congress were not in Washington on Friday, with both the Senate and House of Representatives in recess for the Easter holiday.
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-Security officials recently started scaling back fencing around the U.S. Capitol.
The suspect drove a vehicle into the officers, got out of the auto and lunged at them, with a knife in his hand, Yogananda Pittman, acting chief of the United States Capitol Police, told a news conference.
During a press conference, this afternoon Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said, "It is with a very very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to his injuries". The officer's identity was not released.
Speaking to MSNBC, and confirming some of the details of what took place, one Capitol Hill Police officer reportedly told the outlet: "We've been attacked". The suspect was shot and died at the hospital.
The security checkpoint is typically used by senators and staff on weekdays.
The officials initially said the suspect was being taken to the hospital in critical condition. Law enforcement is working to understand the motive behind this incident.
The U.S. Capitol remained on lockdown Friday afternoon after a vehicle rammed a barricade outside the Senate, though the building was largely empty due to a two-week recess. But the hallways were mostly empty despite the chaos outside.
Authorities have begun only in the past couple of weeks to remove the outer ring of high, razor-wire-topped fencing erected around the sprawling Capitol complex after an attack on January 6 by thousands of supporters of then-President Donald Trump. National Guard troops who have guarded the building since then were seen mobilizing around the area of the incident.
"This has been an extremely hard time for US Capitol police after the events of January 6, and now the events that have occurred here today", she continued. Ms Pittman said there was no existing police file on the suspect.
Evans is the seventh Capitol Police member to die in the line of duty in the department's history, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, which tracks deaths of law enforcement. The officials could not discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
The officials say the suspect was critically wounded and was taken into custody.
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