US Capital Under Lockdown After Security Threat, One Officer Down

CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Constitution Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital.

Due to the external security threat at the North Barricade of the U.S. Capitol, the following road closures are in effect:

-Constitution Avenue between Second Street NE and First Street NW.

-First Street between Constitution Avenue NE and Independence Avenue SE.

US Capitol Police;

The suspect allegedly stepped out of the vehicle armed with a knife and was shot by police, a Capitol official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The suspect and the two officers were hospitalized, police said. They didn’t release more details on their conditions.

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