US Congress closed due to security threat

The Capitol, headquarters of the United States Congress in Washington DC, was closed this Friday (April 2, 2021) by “Security threat”. Capitol police reported that a vehicle hit two policemen, who were injured.

A suspect is in custody,

the official Capitol Police account on Twitter. All 3 were transported to the hospital.

O FBI de Washington

who is responding to the situation to help the Capitol Police. The National Guard was also sent to the Capitol complex.

Images of the surroundings of the Congress were published on social networks. “Great police presence and two stretchers being removed”, said Fox News journalist Jacqui Heinrich.

“A helicopter landed on the eastern front of the Capitol. I’ve never seen anything like this before ”, said CNBC journalist Jake Sherman.

According to the American broadcaster CNN, the suspect got out of the car with a knife after colliding with a barricade. He reportedly stabbed an officer and the Capitol police responded by shooting.

On January 6, the Capitol was invaded by supporters of Donald Trump. The violent demonstration left 5 dead, and occurred while the Senate was counting the votes to certify the victory of candidate Joe Biden. The session that would confirm Biden’s victory was suspended, and the venue lockdown immediate.

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