One officer dead, another wounded in car attack at U.S. Capitol

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IslamNews – A police officer was killed Friday after a suspect rammed his vehicle into a security barrier and injured two police officers at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

The police officers and the suspect, who was shot, were taken to a nearby hospital.

One of the police officers was later pronounced dead as was the suspect, the Capitol Police said during a press conference shortly after the incident.

After crashing into the security barrier, the suspect got out of his car and began running at police officers with a knife in his hand.

The FBI later released a statement saying they were providing support to the Capitol Police.
DC Police chief Robert Contee said the incident did not appear to be terrorism-related, adding that the suspect was not previously on any security-linked radars.

“I just ask that the public continue to keep US Capitol Police and their families in your prayers,” Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said at the briefing. “This has been an extremely difficult time for US Capitol Police after the events of January 6 and now the events that have occurred here today.”

Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in January after the former president claimed that the presidential election was stolen. Five people were killed during the riots, including one Capitol Police officer.

Source: Alarabiya

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