- Dec 5, 2010
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A U.S. Capitol Police officer and an unidentified suspect are both dead following a vehicle ramming attack at the Capitol complex.
According to Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman, around 1 p.m. a vehicle driven by an unknown man slammed into two officers at a vehicle checkpoint on Constitution Avenue on the North side of the Capitol complex.
Pittman said the suspect “exited the vehicle with knife in hand” and lunged toward police. At least one of the officers then opened fire, fatally wounding the suspect.
Both officers and the suspect were transported to a hospital, where, according to Pittman, one of those officers died. Neither officer has yet been identified by the department.