BREAKING STORY – UPDATED @ 3:24 PM (ET)
A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died and another injured after a car smashed into a security barrier at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, USCP announced at a press briefing.
The male suspect, who exited his vehicle with a knife after ramming the barricade, was shot by police after refusing to stand down and running toward them. He later died, police said. The man’s motives are unclear at this time, but it was said by police that “it does not appear terrorism-related”.
Authorities emphasized that the investigation is still in its early stages and that there is currently no ongoing threat.
The Capitol had been put on lockdown after initial reports of the incident, but has since been lifted.
The incident occurred at a vehicle checkpoint on the north side of the Capitol along Constitution Avenue in Washington D.C., according to police.
“USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers,” Capitol Police tweeted initially, before correcting it to Constitution Avenue. “A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital.”
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