One Capitol Police Officer, Suspect Dead After Car Rammed Into Two Officers

The U.S. Capitol com­plex was placed on lock­down Friday after a vehi­cle rammed into two U.S. Capitol Police offi­cers, accord­ing to law enforcement.
The sus­pect and a U.S. Capitol Police offi­cer have both died, a law enforce­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive announced at a press con­fer­ence Friday after­noon. Another law enforce­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive added that the event cur­rent­ly “does not appear to be ter­ror­ism-relat­ed,” but not­ed fur­ther inves­ti­ga­tion would be necessary.
Capitol Police said in a state­ment short­ly after 2:40 p.m. that the threat has been “neu­tral­ized” and lift­ed the lock­down short­ly after 3 p.m.Capitol Police con­firmed at the press con­fer­ence that the dri­ver jumped out of the car with a knife after ram­ming the vehi­cle into the bar­ri­cade. The dri­ver then lunged toward the offi­cers, at which point the offi­cers shot the suspect.

The sec­ond offi­cer was also injured in the inci­dent, accord­ing to the Capitol Police.
The inci­dent occurred at the North Barricade vehi­cle access point along Constitution Avenue short­ly after 1 p.m., the Capitol Police said. Congress was not in ses­sion when the event occurred, but there has been increased secu­ri­ty pres­ence at the Capitol since the insur­rec­tion that took place there on Jan. 6.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags at the Capitol to be flown at half-staff in light of the death of the Capitol Police offi­cer, a spokesper­son for her office said in a statement.
As report­ed by CNBC

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