U.S. Capitol Building On Lockdown Due To 'External Security Threat'


The United States Capitol Building was placed on lockdown on Friday (April 2) due to an external security threat. All staff members were told they cannot leave the building and were advised to stay away from windows.

The Capitol Police tweeted that there was an incident near the "North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers."

The agency said that two officers and the suspect were injured and taken to the hospital.

"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," the department wrote on Twitter.

According to WTTGthere were reports of gunfire, but the Capitol Police did not say if the suspect or the officers opened fire during the incident.

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