Apr 2, 2021 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Capitol car ramming attack leaves 2 dead

Police investigating the scene where a driver rammed a vehicle into two police officers at the U.S. Capitol on April 02.

Police investigating the scene where a driver rammed a vehicle into two police officers at the U.S. Capitol on April 02. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A male suspect rammed a vehicle into two Capitol Police officers on Friday at the North Barricade vehicle access point of the U.S. Capitol, sending Congress into a roughly two-hour lockdown.

The state of play: The attack left two dead, including the suspect and one police officer, and another injured. Congress is no longer under lockdown, and the House and Senate were out of session at the time of the attack.

In photos:
Another view of the vehicle smashed into the barricade at the U.S. Capitol on April 2.
The vehicle smashed into the barricade at the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Acting Chief of Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman speaking during a press conference in Washington, D.C. on April 2.
Acting Chief of Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman speaking during a press conference in Washington, D.C. on April 2. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images
Armed members of the National Guard and Capitol Police blocking a street near the U.S. Capitol on April 2.
Armed members of the National Guard and Capitol Police blocking a street near the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images
Members of the National Guard walking near the U.S. Capitol on April 2.
Members of the National Guard walking near the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images
National Guard members standing guard on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol on April 2.
National Guard members standing guard on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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