One Police Officer Killed, Another Injured in Capitol Attack

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Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The United States Capitol went on lockdown Friday afternoon after a car slammed into two police officers, killing one and injuring another.
The suspect lunged at officers with a knife and died after being shot by police, Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee announced in a press briefing. The surviving police officer has been hospitalized.

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.
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021

“At this time it does not appear to be an ongoing threat,” Contee said, and the incident “does not appear to be terrorism-related.”

NEW: Metropolitan Police chief on U.S. Capitol incident:
– “Does not appear to be terrorism related.”– “At this time it does not appear to be an ongoing threat.”– Suspect not known to Capitol Police or Metropolitan Police
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— ABC News (@ABC) April 2, 2021

President Joe Biden is currently away at Camp David.
This is a breaking news story. We’ll update as more information becomes available.