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One person shot outside US Capitol building after car rams police officers – area in lockdown

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A driver has been shot after a car rammed into a barricade outside the US Capitol building and injured two police officers, law enforcement officials have said.

At least one officer was in serious condition, while the driver was in a critical condition, the Associated Press has reported.

Officers told the agency that someone “rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers” and that a suspect was taken into custody.

They added the crash happened at a checkpoint near the Capitol.

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Image: A car has reportedly rammed into a barricade outside the US Capitol building

Staff inside the building in Washington DC were sent a message telling them no entry or exit was allowed and they were warned to stay away from exterior windows and doors.

The message added: “If you are outside, seek cover.”

It is not known what condition the person who was shot is in, and their identity has not been confirmed.

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Both officers are thought to be injured.

All three have been transported to the hospital.

 Sky News

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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