UPDATE Gunfire Reported: U.S. Capitol on Lockdown After Car Crashes Barrier (Two Police Officers Injured)

UPDATE Gunfire Reported: U.S. Capitol on Lockdown After Car Crashes Barrier (Two Police Officers Injured)

The U.S. Capitol is under a lockdown after a car crashed into a security barrier near the building located on Independence Avenue. A Congressional reporter posted a copy of the alert sent out as well as video of the police response as seen from the East Front of the Capitol on the House side.

UPDATE AT END: Two officers injured.

More Update: DC Fire and EMS radio traffic reports several gunshot victims, “Again, per @dcfireems Battalion Fire Chief 6:3 shot 1 transported by Capitol Police DC medics transporting two more Sounds to be two Capitol Police officer and either victim or shooter”

Image via Jacqui Heinrich/Twitter.

Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News tweeted:

Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich reported a car crashed into a barrier, “Appears that a car smashed into the barrier. Two people are on stretchers. Can’t see whether it’s an officer or civilian”

Update via Capitol Police, “CRITICAL INCIDENT: 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.”

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