Car rams US Capitol barricade, Officer & Suspect killed


The Capitol is seen under muted and rainy skies in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 UPDATE: 4/02/2021 2:44 PM (WLNS)— A US Capitol police officer is dead after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday afternoon.

The driver of the car was then shot to death by authorities when he got out of the vehicle while holding what appeared to be a knife.

UPDATE: 4/02/2021 @ 1:32 PM (WLNS)— U.S. Capitol Police say they’re responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Constitution 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.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Police locked down the U.S. Capitol on Friday afternoon after a report of gunshots in the area.

U.S. Capitol Police say all Capitol buildings were being locked down “due to an external security threat” and staff members were told they could not enter or exit the buildings.

A law enforcement official says officers were responding to a report of a possible shooting on a street near the Capitol complex. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured.

The official could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

4/2/2021 1:24:03 PM (GMT -4:00)

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