BREAKING: 1 officer dead, another ‘seriously’ injured after vehicle rams into barricade at US Capitol; suspect dead — UPDATED

Update 4/2/2021, 2:45 p.m. ET: Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman says that the suspect rammed his vehicle into two officers and hit the barricade. At that time, the suspect exited the vehicle with a knife in hand. The officer engaged the suspect, who did not respond to verbal commands, but instead began lunging toward the officers. The officers fired on the suspect. One officer is dead, according to media reports.

Robert Conti, acting chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, said that the department is investigating the incident. Conti does not believe that there are any ongoing threats related to the attack at the time of this reporting.

Update 4/2/2021, 2:31 p.m. ET: Members of the National Guard have taken to the streets surrounding the Capitol complex and have begun barricading areas. The Capitol complex remains under lockdown.

Update 4/2/2021, 2:21 p.m. ET: CNN reports that at least one of the police officers was stabbed during the attack.

The suspect has died, according to the outlet.

The U.S. Capitol Police have a brief planned for 2:45 p.m. local time.

Original story continues below …

At least two officers were injured Friday afternoon after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a barricade at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint.

The incident also reportedly led to at least one suspect being shot in the altercation.

The U.S. Capitol Police on Friday afternoon tweeted, “CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle across point along Independence 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.”

What are the details?

According to a report from KWQC-TV, Capitol Police said that the incident caused a lockdown at the U.S. Capitol complex, and that staff were told they could not enter or exit Capitol buildings.

Capitol Police, according to the station, said that a suspect “rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers,” and that a suspect had been taken into custody in connection with the apparent attack.

One officer was taken by police car to a local hospital for treatment, and the second was transported by emergency medical crews.

A source purporting to be close to the situation told The Daily Beast that the two officers are “seriously hurt.”

MSNBC reported that the driver of the vehicle reportedly jumped out of the car armed with a knife after ramming the officers.

10 thoughts on “BREAKING: 1 officer dead, another ‘seriously’ injured after vehicle rams into barricade at US Capitol; suspect dead — UPDATED

  1. Sorry for those officers never should had happened. The capitol never should had been barricaded in the first place, it is the people’s capitol not owned by a party using the police and our troops for their protection as they our destroy our constitution and bill of right into a one party socialist communist one-party rule. The man was wrong doing what he did but it is understandable!

  2. It is the people’s capitol! Not owned by a party using the police and our troops for their protection as they let loose murderers and child rapist into our country. Sorry for the police hurt doing their job it should not happen! However, they should not be guarding a political party that is destroying the Constitution and Bill of Rights to turn this country into a socialist communist one party rule!

  3. It is the peoples Capitol! The police and the military have no business blocking access. The Democrats all have bodyguards, the whole thing is nonsense inviting the outraged population into such acts.

    1. Must have been some one that doesn’t fit the left’s agenda because it was a conservative committing the act , everything in his life history would have been detailed already to the public…..

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