National Guard presence around the Capitol after a suspect rammed a police checkpoint

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The National Guard deployed an immediate reaction force to the US Capitol Friday afternoon after someone rammed a police checkpoint, killing one officer and injuring another, the Guard said in a statement.

The IRF consisted of soldiers and airmen ready to support Capitol Police. The Guard said that “due to operational security, we cannot discuss further details regarding the IRF.”

No National Guard members were injured in the incident at the Capitol.

Currently, approximately 2,300 National Guard members are in DC supporting local, state, and federal authorities in DC.

— NGB-PA Press Desk (@NGBPA1636) April 2, 2021

Capitol Police reported this afternoon that an unidentified suspect “rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers.” The suspect, who is said to have gotten out of the car with a knife, was shot and has died. One Capitol police officer was killed in the attack and another has been hospitalized.

CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/4TXIdulJc6

— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice)


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