Police officer, suspect dead after car rams into U.S. Capitol barricade

U.S. Capitol Police officers stand near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill on Friday in Washington D.C

Unnamed officials familiar with the investigation confirmed to CNN, The New York Times and NBC News that the suspect was identified as Noah Green, 25, of Indiana. "This has been an extremely hard time for U.S. Capitol Police after the events of January 6 and now the events that have occurred here today".

Pittman says the suspect rammed a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.

All roads leading to the complex were cordoned off as well. One of the officers who was injured was taken by police auto to the hospital; the other was being transported by emergency medical crews, the officials said.

The US Capitol complex was placed on lockdown after the shooting and staff were told they could not enter or exit buildings.

However, White House press secretary said she is not aware of the situation at Capitol yet.

Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died in the assault inspired by Trump's groundless claims that he had lost the November presidential election due to massive fraud.

Per the DC Fire and EMS scanner, three individuals were picked up from Capitol Hill, including two police officers.

Since then security officials have said there is an ongoing threat from extreme-right groups and some Trump supporters.

Footage of the scene showed a helicopter flying overhead and what appeared to be two people on stretchers being moved into ambulances.

Police officers gather near a vehicle that crashed into a barrier Friday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Video showed National Guard troops mobilizing near the area of the crash. Some were then seen surrounding roadblocks that had previously been installed on Capitol Hill.

Tensions in Washington have remained high in the wake of the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene, and the FBI's Washington Field Office said it was providing support to the Capitol Police.

Over the last few weeks political pressure has grown for Pelosi to remove protective fencing erected in the aftermath of the attack. The outer ring of fencing was taken down just this week, although an inner ring of fencing remains around the U.S. Capitol building.

The Congress is in recess and most lawmakers are away.

Authorities said that the Capitol has been put on lockdown.



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