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At least two people injured after security incident outside US Capitol

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A driver smashed through a barrier outside the US Capitol and struck two cops, and he was shot by police when he got out and pulled a knife, according to officials and reports. 

All three were taken to the hospital — with the suspect in police custody — as the building was placed on lockdown during the 1 p.m. chaos.

Scene from the US Capitol after car rammed a barricade
The scene from the US Capitol after a car rammed a barricade
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The incident took place at a vehicle checkpoint on the north side of the Capitol along Independence Avenue in Washington DC, police said.

Sources told NBC News that the driver got out of the car with a knife after hitting the officers, and police shot him.

The suspect was reportedly shot after pulling a knife.
Fox News

Cellphone video clips showed a helicopter landing near the Capitol before taking off a short time later.

A photo also shows a dark sedan with its front end crumpled against a white metal, pop-up barricade with the words “STOP” in red.

Two US Capitol cops were injured in the incident.
A car is seen moments after it crashed into a barrier at the Capitol.
AP

The driver’s door and trunk were also open as authorities gathered around a band of yellow caution tape.

There were unconfirmed initial reports of a shooting.

The incident took place amid heavy security put in place following the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Two US Capitol cops were injured in the incident.
Two US Capitol cops were injured in the incident.
AP



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