ON April 2, 2021, it was announced by the United States Capitol Police that Capitol Hill was under threat after a suspect drove into a lawn barrier.
It’s been reported that multiple people have been injured as a result of the incident.
Is Capitol Hill on lockdown?
On April 2, MSNBC journalist Jake Sherman tweeted videos of police cars speeding up to Capitol Hill, as well as a security helicopter landing on the premises.
He recieved a text message that said: “Capitol: External security threat, no entry or exit is permitted, stay away from exterior windows, doors. If outside, seek cover.”
A law enforcement official says officers were responding to a report of a possible shooting on a street near the Capitol complex, as well as a vehicle ramming into a Capitol Hill lawn barrier.
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Has anyone been injured?
It was reported by the United States Capitol Police that the vehicle drove into two USCP officers.
The officers, as well as the suspect, are all injured and have been transported to hospital.
Authorities said the incident occurred at the North Barricade vehicle access point on Constitution Avenue.
CNN’s Lauren Fox reported seeing ambulances and a helicopter outside the Capitol building, and one person was seen on a stretcher.
Metropolitan Police told The Sun that they are at the scene assisting.