A Capitol Police officer and a suspect are dead after man rams car into barricade

At a news conference on Friday, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said a suspect and a U.S. Capitol Police officer were dead after the suspect drove into two officers at the Capitol.

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YOGANANDA PITTMAN: At this time, the suspect has been pronounced deceased. Two US Capitol Police officers were transported to two different hospitals. And it is with a very, very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to his injuries.

We are not able to release any information, names, age, date of birth, or anything of that nature at this time. Because we still have to notify the next of kin. I just ask that the public continue to keep US Capitol Police and their families in your prayers.

This has been an extremely difficult time for US Capitol Police after the events of January 6th and now the events that have occurred here today. So I ask that you keep our US Capitol Police family in your thoughts and prayers.