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The U.S. Capitol complex was locked on Friday after a vehicle was rammed into two U.S. Capitol police officers, according to law enforcement agencies.
Multiple law enforcement sources told NBC News that the suspect died in hospital following the incident.
According to the Capitol Police, both officers were injured and the officers and suspects were taken to hospital.
At least one person was shot dead, according to a spokesman for the Washington, DC Fire and Ambulance Services.
NBC News reported that the driver jumped out of the car with a knife after ramming the vehicle into the barricade. The driver then attacked one of the officers. At this point, officials shot the suspect, according to NBC News.
The incident occurred at the North Barricade vehicle access point along Constitution Avenue, the Capitol Police said.
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