Date: Monday 14th of June 2021 at 04:43:pm

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U.S. Capitol Under Lockdown, Two Officers Injured

The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown and two Capitol Police officers have been injured, officials confirmed. 

A suspect is in custody and has also been transported to the hospital with the officers, Capitol Police said. There are reports the suspect “rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers,” the officials said. 

The incident took place at the northwestern entrance of the U.S. Capitol, where senators and staff normally enter the building. The outermost fenced perimeter police set up in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack was removed last week, opening the area to public traffic.

Footage from outside Congress showed two stretchers and a large gathering of law enforcement officers. 

Congress is currently on recess and lawmakers are out of town. President Joe Biden is currently at Camp David receiving information about the incident, the White House said. 

The extent of the injuries is unclear, but a Capitol Police officer told HuffPost’s Arthur Delaney that “someone got shot.”

By: Lydia O' Connor

cnn.com

 

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