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. —
— Tom Dempsey (@KCTomDempsey) April 2, 2021
3:20 P.M. — President Joe Biden has yet to issue a statement.
No word yet from WH on Capitol incident and officer's death. Biden is at Camp David.
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) April 2, 2021
3:08 P.M. —
You can hear the announcement here that the lockdown at the Capitol has concluded. pic.twitter.com/KUODytZ8O3
— Samantha Manning (@SamManningNews) April 2, 2021
3:06 P.M. —
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered flags at the Capitol be flown at half-staff in honor of the US Capitol Police officer who died from his injuries after being rammed by a vehicle, per her spokesperson.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) April 2, 2021
2:55 P.M. — The Capitol Police did not have the suspect on file:
The suspect who rammed a car into a Capitol barricade was not on file with Capitol Police, and there is no indication of a connection to any members of Congress, acting police chief says https://t.co/Upe8dIHzqr pic.twitter.com/3X8DolC4CK
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 2, 2021
2:48 P.M. —
BREAKING: Acting U.S. Capitol Police chief on Capitol incident: "It is with a very, very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to his injuries." https://t.co/oct9CmdItF pic.twitter.com/gB3rq0IHW6
— ABC News (@ABC) April 2, 2021
2:30 P.M. —
Fox is told Capitol Suspect had large knife. Something between a kitchen knife and a machete. Charged at officers. Was then shot
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 2, 2021
2:21 P.M. —
Capitol Police doing a press briefing at 2:45pm on incident at the Capitol: https://t.co/HmJhS7Xi37
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) April 2, 2021
2:12 P.M. —
Fox is told security officials believe this may have been a lone wolfe and is not connected to a larger threat
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 2, 2021
2:06 P.M. —
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) April 2, 2021
2:01 P.M. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Marsha Blackburn issue statements:
Praying for the United States Capitol Police officers who were attacked at the Capitol. We are still learning what’s taken place. Grateful to all the USCP and first responders who are on the scene.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) April 2, 2021
I am praying for the United States Capitol Police Officers that were injured in the line of duty today. These brave officers put their life on the line each and every day to defend our Capitol.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 2, 2021
2:00 P.M. — A National Guard presence has formed near the Capitol.
Guard troops heading out with their riot gear pic.twitter.com/tslMFps6jR
— Steve Beynon (@StevenBeynon) April 2, 2021
At 1:44 p.m. National Guard troops responded to the North Barricade entrance of the Capitol where USCP reports a car struck two officers pic.twitter.com/etTT5M0Wn3
— Lindsey McPherson (@lindsemcpherson) April 2, 2021
— Griffin Frank (@GriffinFrank) April 2, 2021
1:52 P.M. —
BREAKING / NBC News: Three law enforcement officials say the suspect at the U.S. Capitol tried to ram a barrier and then exited their vehicle with a knife and was shot by Capitol police. Reported w/ @jonathan4ny and @PeteWilliamsNBC
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) April 2, 2021
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.
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
Reporters are sharing videos of the scene:
Appears that a car smashed into the barrier. Two people are on stretchers. Can’t see whether it’s an officer or civilian pic.twitter.com/Ud5WYGyKFu
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) April 2, 2021
🚨🚨A helicopter just landed on the east front of the Capitol. I’ve never seen anything like this before. ever. pic.twitter.com/LxV0mywRSe
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 2, 2021
I am on lockdown inside the Capitol complex. Lots of first responders called and a helicopter just landed on the East front pic.twitter.com/7hKjPeX3Ah
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) April 2, 2021
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.
BREAKING: Capitol Hill is on lockdown due to "external security threat".
Those inside can move around but are told to stay away from window.
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) April 2, 2021
Story cited here.
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