One US Capitol Police officer has died and another is injured after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a police barricade outside the Capitol building Friday afternoon, Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters.
The US capitol hill again came under attack as a driver rammed his car towards the building.
The suspect was however shot dead by the police.
A senior congressional aide and a US Capitol Police source tell CNN that after 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.
The email stated Capitol Police officers shot the suspect after he rammed the barricade and exited holding a knife. That suspect is now in custody — breathing and conscious — transported to the hospital. Both officers were also injured, and one is being transported to the hospital by USCP.
A law enforcement official told CNN 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.