Police placed all U.S. Capitol buildings under lockdown on Friday as officers responded to reports that “someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers,” officials said.
USCP said in a tweet that officers were responding to the North Barricade vehicle-access point along Constitution Avenue and that a suspect is in custody.
“Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital,” the tweet adds.
Correction: Constitution Avenue
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
An alert sent to staff advised that no entry or exit would be permitted “due to an external security threat.”
“You may move throughout the building(s) but stay away from exterior windows and doors. If you are outside, seek cover,” the alert said.
🚨🚨A helicopter just landed on the east front of the Capitol. I’ve never seen anything like this before. ever. pic.twitter.com/LxV0mywRSe
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 2, 2021