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Capitol Locked Down Due To Unspecified “Exerternal Security Threat”

WASHINGTON - JUNE 5: The U.S. Capitol is shown June 5, 2003 in Washington, DC. Both houses of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives meet in the Capitol. (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

UPDATE: A Capitol Police Officer is dead and another is still hospitalized.


NBC reports the suspect who rammed a Capitol barricade and injured two officers is dead. The man was reportedly shot by cops after he hit two officers and jumped from his vehicle holding a knife. The officers hit have been taken to the hospital.


(Washington, DC) — The U.S. Capitol is locked down due to an unspecified “external security threat.”

A Fox News reporter says a car crashed into a barrier on the Senate side of the Capitol campus.

No entry or exit is permitted at any location across the vast Capitol campus, including lawmaker office buildings.

The House are Senate are not in session this week, so the normal population at the Capitol is way down.

Security has been tightened since the deadly January 6th attack on the Capitol.

Two U.S. Capitol police officers are injured after a car crashed into a barrier outside the building.

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