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BREAKING: Two Officers Down At U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC – At least two Capitol Police officers were injured at the U.S. Capitol complex early on Friday when someone rammed a vehicle into them.

The U.S. Capitol went into lockdown just before 1:30 p.m. on April 2 “due to an external security threat,” the Associated Press reported.

U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) tweeted that two of its officers had been rammed by a vehicle.

“CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital,” the police department wrote.

Police said the suspect was in custody, the Associated Press reported.

Sources told the Associated Press that police shot the driver who ran over the officers while attempting to crash through the barricade.

The Associated Press reported that one of the officers was in serious condition and the driver was in critical condition.

One of the officers was transported to the hospital in a police vehicle.

The incident happened about 100 yards from the entrance to the U.S. Senate side of the Capitol building, the Associated Press reported.

Fencing that was put up around that area after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot had just recently been taken down.

Staff working in the U.S. Capitol received an emergency text that warned them to stay inside or seek cover.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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