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Police Officer Killed, Driver Fatally Shot After Ramming Into Capitol Building Barricade

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A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday afternoon after a car rammed a barricade outside the Capitol and the driver brandished a knife, sending the complex into lockdown just three months after the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said two officers were rammed by the suspect’s dark blue sedan after he drove through a barricade at about 1:02 p.m.

The driver jumped out of the car holding a knife. He was ultimately shot by officers after he failed to respond to verbal commands and “lunged” at officers with the knife, Pittman said in a Friday afternoon press conference.

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