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Vehicle Ramming at U.S. Capitol, 1 Officer, Suspect Dead


The U.S. Capitol complex was placed on lockdown Friday after a vehicle attempted to ram through a barricade, killing one Capitol Police officer and wounding another, according to law enforcement. The suspect is also dead after being shot by police.

*Follow all of the events on the Breitbart News Live Wire below. All times in eastern.**

► The U.S. Capitol was put under lockdown due to an “external security threat”


► A suspect attempted to ram a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol barricade

► The suspect brandished a knife after exiting their vehicle and was shot by officers

► One Capitol Police officer died of his injuries and another officer was wounded

► The suspect is also dead

3:30 P.M. —

3:20 P.M. — President Joe Biden has yet to issue a statement.

3:08 P.M. —

3:06 P.M. —

2:55 P.M. — The Capitol Police did not have the suspect on file:

2:48 P.M. —

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2:06 P.M. —

2:01 P.M. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Marsha Blackburn issue statements:

2:00 P.M. — A National Guard presence has formed near the Capitol.

1:52 P.M. —

1:26 P.M. —USCP has responded to the North Barricade vehicle access point amid reports that an individual rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. Both officers were wounded. The suspect is in custody. Both the officers and suspect are en route to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Reporters are sharing videos of the scene:

1:10 P.M. —U.S. Capitol Police have sent out an alert notifying that Capitol buildings are under lockdown “due to an external security threat.” Staff members have been told they could not enter or exit the buildings.

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