The United States Capitol went on lockdown Friday afternoon after a car slammed into two police officers, killing one and injuring another.
The suspect lunged at officers with a knife and died after being shot by police, Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee announced in a press briefing. The surviving police officer has been hospitalized.
CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access 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. pic.twitter.com/4TXIdulJc6
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
“At this time it does not appear to be an ongoing threat,” Contee said, and the incident “does not appear to be terrorism-related.”
NEW: Metropolitan Police chief on U.S. Capitol incident:
– "Does not appear to be terrorism related."
– "At this time it does not appear to be an ongoing threat."
– Suspect not known to Capitol Police or Metropolitan Police
— ABC News (@ABC) April 2, 2021
President Joe Biden is currently away at Camp David.
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