The U.S. Capitol is under lockdown after a car crashed into a security barrier near the building located on Constitution Avenue.
The driver rammed the barrier on the Senate side and exited the vehicle.
Capitol Police shot dead the driver after he jumped out of the car and lunged at them with a knife, Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters.
Two Capitol Police officers were wounded in the attack, and Fox News is reporting one of the officers has died.
BREAKING: law enforcement sources tell me a USCP officer injured today at the Capitol has died of his injuries.
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) April 2, 2021
UPDATE: Here is the latest information. pic.twitter.com/GOVaMv8EXk
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
No information was available on the identity of the attacker or his motivation, but Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee indicated that a terror link was not suspected at this stage.
“It does not appear to be terrorism-related, but obviously we will continue to investigate,” said Contee.
Liberal journalists and activists rushed to social media to bet that the man who attacked the Capitol Police, killing one, on Friday was a “white Trump supporter” — but they were wrong, as usual.
The attacker appears to have been a young black man.
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National Guard troops were mobilized and staff at the huge Capitol complex ordered to stay away from windows and seek cover after alerts went out over the incident.
National Guard in DC creating perimeter. pic.twitter.com/jHMU7M3Wh9
— Tony (@Mrtdogg) April 2, 2021
A helicopter landed on the Capitol grounds and the police were loaded on board to be taken to a hospital.
🚨🚨A helicopter just landed on the east front of the Capitol. I’ve never seen anything like this before. ever. pic.twitter.com/LxV0mywRSe
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 2, 2021
It’s easy to blame Trump for everything but sometimes these so-called journalists have to take into account that they are making things even worse with their fake news.
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