Breaking! Fresh Attack On US Capitol, Policeman, Suspect Killed

  • Capitol On Lockdown 

A motorist has mowed down two police officers outside the US Capitol, forcing authorities to declare a lockdown in the area.

The motorist was then shot dead by police after smashing into a barrier and emerging with a knife on Friday afternoon, reports by The New York Post said.

One of the police officers was also killed, Acting Chief of Police Yogananda D. Pittman said during a news conference.

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The incident took place at a vehicle checkpoint on the north side of the Capitol along Constitution Avenue in Washington DC, police said.

It was reported that the driver got out of the car with a knife after hitting the officers, then was shot.

Two US Capitol police were injured in the incident.

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The incident took place amid heavy security put in place following the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Details later…

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