Two officers injured after running near United States Congress A vehicle whose driver was detained, police reported this Friday.
There is a suspect in custody. Both officers were injured. All three were taken to the hospital, “reported on Twitter Department of Capitol police.
CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is reacting along Independence Avenue at the north barricade vehicle access point, to report that someone collided with the vehicle of two USCP officers. One suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been rushed to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/4TXIdulJc6
– US Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice)
2 April, 2021
Television images showed a blue car crashing into a road safety barrier United States Congress. They also showed two people on the stretcher, who appeared as wounded officers.
Authorities have not yet released any information on the identity of the driver of the vehicle.
After the violent attack on the construction of this incident Capitol The crime was committed on January 6 by supporters of the former president Donald Trump Who wanted to disrupt the certification of elections.
Since then, officers have erected a barrier and closed a wide perimeter around United States Congress, But in recent times they started reducing the fenced area and open traffic.
A. after the incident on Friday Capitol And adjoining buildings were closed. otherwise also Congress It was closed for Easter, so there were fewer employees in place.
Congressman Peter Peter called on Twitter to “pray” for police officers Capitol And on-site by emergency personnel.
“We’re trying to understand the situation that’s evolving Capitol Now, ”said the Congressman.