A Capitol Police officer was killed and a second officer was injured after being rammed by a vehicle on Friday, April 2. The suspect in the vehicle attack was shot by officers when he lunged at them with a knife.
US Capitol Police acting chief Yogananda Pittman confirmed the suspect had rammed a barricade at a Capitol checkpoint and ignored commands before charging an officer with a knife. The suspect was shot and transported to the hospital, where he “succumbed to his injuries around 1:30 pm,” an official statement read.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags at the US Capitol be lowered to half-staff in the memory of the officer who was killed.
Capitol Police said the investigation was “still ongoing.”
Footage taken Friday afternoon shows armed officers behind a barricade at the US Capitol Complex. Heavy police activity was seen as officers redirected traffic and erected barriers on the streets. Credit: Juan Carlos Mora via Storyful