On April 2nd, unidentified gunmen rammed a car at a checkpoint near the Washington Capitol and opened fire. At least two police officers were critically wounded, according to police. Police say one suspect was shot after the incident.
US Capitol was closed due to security threat. A helicopter landed near the Capitol building, probably to evacuate victims.
US Congressional Police confirmed that one of the gunmen and police officer were dead.
🇺🇲Footage appears to show the potential suspect from the US Capitol attack being taken on stretcher to an ambulance – with emergency staff attending to the victim. (Graphic)#USA/#Capitol pic.twitter.com/K5BKCTzpYL
— RAGEX-WAR (@theragex) April 2, 2021
At 1:44 p.m. National Guard troops responded to the North Barricade entrance of the Capitol where USCP reports a car struck two officers pic.twitter.com/etTT5M0Wn3
— Lindsey McPherson (@lindsemcpherson) April 2, 2021
🚨🚨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
Appears that a car smashed into the barrier. Two people are on stretchers. Can’t see whether it’s an officer or civilian pic.twitter.com/Ud5WYGyKFu
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) April 2, 2021
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