Report: Suspect Dead After Ramming Barrier at Capitol, Two Officers Injured

Report: Suspect Dead After Ramming Barrier at Capitol, Two Officers Injured


ABC News is reporting the suspect in the vehicle ramming of the Capitol on Friday was shot dead by police after exiting the vehicle armed with a weapon (NBC reported it was a knife.) Two Capitol Police officers were wounded in the attack, however there are conflicting reports whether one officer was stabbed.

ABC News excerpt:

After reports that someone hit two U.S. Capitol Police officers with a car, Capitol Police opened fire at the north barricade of the Capitol complex, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

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Two officers are said to be injured, one critically, the sources said. Law enforcement sources tell ABC News the suspect is dead.

…A vehicle occupied “by a single individual, the driver, sought to ram the north barrier at the Capitol,” according to a federal official who was briefed.

The suspect rammed the north barricade and exited the vehicle with a weapon and was shot by Capitol Police, according to law enforcement

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