BREAKING NEWS: Two Capitol cops are injured after car smashes into barrier on Independence Avenue
- A chopper has been flown in to remove injured people; it’s unclear how many there are or if there is an active shooting
- Witnesses have described a chaotic scene with police and EMT presence but the Capitol Police are yet to confirm any facts
- An external security threat alert was sent out to workers
- The two cops have been taken to the hospital and the driver is in custody
Two Capitol police officers have been injured after a car plowed through a barrier on Independence Avenue on Friday.
The driver was also injured and is in custody. Both of the cops have been taken to the hospital. It’s unclear what kind of condition they are in.
The incident sparked chaos at the Capitol on Friday afternoon and sent workers into lockdown.
There were confused reports at first of a shooting that had left three people injured but the US Capitol Police released a statement at around 1.30pm describing the incident as one involving a vehicle instead.
Two Capitol cops were injured on Friday after a car smashed into a barrier on Independence Avenue
A helicopter landing on the East Front of the Capitol on Friday amid reports of a person being shot
This text was sent to government workers at the Complex on Friday afternoon
‘USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers
‘A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured.
‘All three have been transported to the hospital,’ it said.
It comes only a few months after hundreds of rioters stormed the Capitol, outnumbering the police force, on January 6.