The suspect in Friday’s attack on US Capitol Police officers outside the iconic Washington building has died, and one officer has been stabbed.
A senior congressional aide and a US Capitol Police said
”the driver of the vehicle rammed his car into a barricade on Constitution Avenue, the driver exited the vehicle brandishing a knife.’
USCP responded, shooting the suspect and taking him into custody.
A law enforcement official said at least one of the officers was stabbed.
“(US Capitol Police) is 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,” USCP said in a tweet Friday.
Staff inside the building were sent a message telling them no entry or exit was allowed and they were warned to stay away from exterior windows and doors.
It is not known what condition the person who was shot is in, and their identity has not been confirmed.
US Capitol Police said they were responding to reports someone rammed a vehicle into two of its officers.
An initial alert from USCP warned of an “external security threat” at the Capitol and an announcement made over the PA system at the complex told everyone to stay indoors and away from windows.
Analysis by William Roaches from Newspresslive.com