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Cop and suspect killed after car rams barricade outside US Capitol

Cop and suspect killed after car rams barricade outside US CapitolCop and suspect killed after car rams barricade outside US Capitol.

A maniac slammed his car into two US Capitol Police officers on Friday afternoon — killing one — before he was shot dead by police while running at them with a knife, acting Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said.

All three were taken to various hospitals — with the suspect in custody — as the building was placed on lockdown following the chaos that erupted around 1 p.m.

Pittman said that “our officers has succumbed to their injuries.”

Pittman said she couldn’t yet identify the slain cop.

The incident took place at a vehicle checkpoint on the north side of the Capitol along Constitution 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, then was shot.

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.

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

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 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.

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