Capitol locked down, 2 officers injured and suspect in custody after person rams vehicle into barrier: police

Capitol locked down, 2 officers injured and suspect in custody after person rams vehicle into barrier: police


The United States Capitol was locked down on Friday due to an “exterior security threat,” as the United States Capitol Police (USCP) said two officers were injured after a car rammed into them. 

“Due to an exterior security threat, no entry or exit is permitted at this time in any building in the Capitol complex,” a voice announcement throughout the complex sounded. 

Two stretchers have been rolled out. One went beyond my point of view – the other to the person on the ground. “Exterior security threat” reported at US Capitol.
(Hillary Vaughn)

“You may move around the buildings but stay away from exterior windows and doors,” it also said. 

Capitol Police outside of the building were seen tending to at least one person on the ground, with two stretchers rolled out and large amounts of law enforcement and first responder activity. 

Two people were pushed on separate stretchers into two separate ambulances, which have left the scene. 

The entry point where the scene unfolded is directly where senators and aides enter the Capitol each day. 

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The USCP said on Twitter that two officers were rammed by a vehicle and both were injured. It also said a suspect was in custody. 

There was a car visibly smashed into a barrier outside of the Capitol. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that she did not have an update about any change in security posture at the White House. 

Fox News’ Hillary Vaughn, Christopher Wallace and Chad Pergram contributed to this report. 



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