US capital under lockdown due to shooting and external security threats
US Lockdown: On Friday, the US Capitol Police locked down the US
. Capital after shots in the area. Police also confirmed that two policemen were injured after a vehicle tried to pass through a security checkpoint.
All Capitol buildings were being secured “due to an exterior security hazard” and staff were told they could not enter or leave the buildings.
Due to this external security threat, the entire US capitol building has been closed and entry and exit is permitted at this time.
CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade Vehicle Access Point along Independence Avenue for reports that someone crashed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to hospital. pic.twitter.com/4TXIdulJc6
— US Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
NEW — via @PeteWilliamsNBC on the Capitol: “A car tried to pass a checkpoint and did not stop”
“We’ve been told there were shots fired,” say the officers who fired on the car.
— jd durkin (@jiveDurkey) April 2, 2021
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