Officer dies in US Capitol car ramming attack


Officer dies in US Capitol car ramming attack

Capitol Police say a suspect “rammed a In January a pro-Trump mob stormed¬†the Capitol in protest at the result of the 2020 presidential election.

The vehicle” into officers at a vehicle access point to the Capitol complex in Washington

The suspect then got out of the vehicle holding a knife and ran towards officers

One officer has died of their injuries, another is hurt. The suspect died after being shot by police

Capitol police say the incident “does not appear to be terrorism-related”

It happened at the North Barricade vehicle access point on Constitution Avenue.

Video shows the driver of the crashed car emerging with a knife in his hand and starting to run at the pair of officers, Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters.

The driver stabbed one of the officers, Pittman said. Authorities shot the suspect, who died at a hospital.