National Guard Troops Patrol US Capitol After Fatal Security Incident

A Capitol Police officer was killed and a second officer was injured after being rammed by a vehicle on Friday, April 2. The suspect in the vehicle attack was shot by officers when he lunged at them with a knife.

US Capitol Police acting chief Yogananda Pittman confirmed the suspect had rammed a barricade at a Capitol checkpoint and ignored commands before charging an officer with a knife. The suspect was shot and transported to the hospital, where he “succumbed to his injuries around 1:30 pm,” an official statement read.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags at the US Capitol be lowered to half-staff in the memory of the officer who was killed.

Capitol Police said the investigation was “still ongoing.”

Footage taken by Cai Pigliucci on Friday afternoon shows heavy police activity and National Guard troops deployed to the scene. Credit: Cai Pigliucci via Storyful