Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer, driver killed

A police officer has died. The perpetrator was shot and killed by the police.

Associated Press

A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife.

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. Authorities shot the suspect, who died at a hospital.

Two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that the suspect stabbed one of the officers. The officials spoke to AP were not authorized to publicly discuss the pending investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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11 Responses to Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer, driver killed

  1. stella says:

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  2. stella says:

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  3. weather257 says:

    I saw a report that the killer said he was recovering from some bad times where he had been taking some hallucinogenic drugs that he wasn’t aware of. Guess they don’t call it terrorism in that it wasn’t pre-planned…just a drug-induced stupor.

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    24 hours later – no martyrdom for this Capital Police officer.
    No istaphobic phobaphobe labels applied to this murderer.
    Amazing, amazing, amazing…..

    Liked by 1 person

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