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U.S. Capitol locked down after a vehicle ‘rammed’ into officers, police say

The U.S. Capitol went into a lockdown on Friday after officials said a vehicle plowed into Capitol Police officers.

In a statement, the U.S. Capitol Police said it was responding to reports that “someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers.”

“A suspect is in custody,” the USCP statement said. “Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital.”

Earlier, a message played over the loudspeakers inside the Capitol said that all buildings were being locked down “due to an external security threat” and staff members were told they could not enter or exit the buildings.

A photo taken by an Associated Press photographer showed officers surrounding a vehicle that appeared to have crashed into a barricade on the Capitol’s north side.

 

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