One of the police officers who was injured in a security breach on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. has died.
As CNN reports, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters that a Capitol Police officer died on Friday after a suspect tried to ram his vehicle into a police barricade outside the U.S. Capitol building. The suspect, who allegedly brandished a knife and was shot by police, has also died.
BREAKING: a #Capitol Police officer has died from injuries sustained in the attack.
Suspect also dead.pic.twitter.com/tJQ6x5RNmT
— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) April 2, 2021
Authorities have not yet identified the suspect or the fallen officer.
A second police officer who was injured in the attack remains hospitalized.
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Feature image: U.S. Capitol Police officers investigate near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill near the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)