Two Capitol officers are injured after the car crashes through the barrier on Independence Avenue

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BREAKING NEWS: Two Capitol agents injured after car crashed into Independence Avenue barrier

  • A helicopter has been flown in to remove injured people; it is unclear how many there are and whether there is an active shooting
  • Witnesses have described a chaotic scene with police and EMT present, but the Capitol Police have not yet confirmed any facts
  • An external security risk alert has been sent to the employees
  • The two officers have been taken to hospital and the driver is stuck

Two Capitol police officers have been injured after a car plowed through a barrier on Independence Avenue on Friday.

The driver was also injured and is in custody. Both agents have been taken to hospital.

The incident caused chaos in the Capitol on Friday afternoon and sent workers locked up.

A helicopter landing on the Capitol's eastern front on Friday amid reports that a person has been shot

A helicopter landing on the Capitol’s eastern front on Friday amid reports that a person has been shot

This text was sent to the government employees of the Complex on Friday afternoon

This text was sent to the government employees of the Complex on Friday afternoon

This text was sent to the government employees of the Complex on Friday afternoon

Initially, there were confusing reports of a shooting in which three people were injured, but US Capitol Police issued a statement around 1:30 p.m. describing the incident as one involving a vehicle.

USCP responds to North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports of someone ramming a vehicle against two USCP officers

“There is a suspect in custody. Both officers are injured.

“All three have been taken to hospital,” he said.

It comes just a few months after hundreds of rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6, by number by number by number.

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