Two U.S. Capitol police officers were injured Friday afternoon and a suspect has been taken into custody after a car rammed into the security barrier erected around the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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
The two officers and the suspect have been transported to area hospitals, the extend of their injuries is not known at this time. The suspect reportedly rammed the barrier on the Constitution Avenue side of the Capitol building, exited their vehicle carrying a weapon and was shot by police. The Capitol has been placed on lockdown as police work to secure the area. This is a developing story.