The suspect who crashed his car into a police checkpoint at the US Capitol and then charged officers with a knife is pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.
@CBSNews has confirmed the suspect at US Capitol Hill is dead
— Mary Walsh (@CBSWalsh) April 2, 2021
— WCBS Newsradio 880 (@wcbs880) April 2, 2021
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) April 2, 2021
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) April 2, 2021
From Fox News:
The United States Capitol was locked down on Friday due to an “exterior security threat,” as the United States Capitol Police (USCP) said two officers were injured after a car rammed into them.
The suspect exited his car wielding a knife and was shot by the USCP.
“Man we just shot somebody,” an officer told Fox News.
“Due to an exterior security threat, no entry or exit is permitted at this time in any building in the Capitol complex,” a voice announcement throughout the complex sounded.
“You may move around the buildings but stay away from exterior windows and doors,” it also said.
CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/4TXIdulJc6
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
The US Capitol Building is on lockdown "due to an external security threat"
— Kelly Phares (@kellyfphares) April 2, 2021
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‘DODGED A BULLET’: Graham Rips Capitol Hill Security, Says Rioters ‘Could Have Killed Us All’
Senator Lindsey Graham ripped Capitol Hill security Thursday; saying rioters and protesters could have “blown up the building” and “killed us all.”
“They could have blown the building up. They could have killed us all. They could’ve destroyed the government,” Graham told reporters. “Lethal force should have been used. …We dodged a major bullet. If this is not a wake up call I don’t know what is.”
“How could that happen 20 years after 9/11. …It is mind-boggling that such an event could occur,” Graham said.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 7, 2021
“Yesterday they could’ve blown the building up. They could’ve killed us all,” Sen. Graham said, strongly criticizing the Capitol Police response to a mob breaching the building pic.twitter.com/Fps8xxojpO
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) January 7, 2021
“Any one in charge of defending the Capitol failed,” Graham said. “The first thing that has to happen is to hold those accountable for failing to defend the nation’s Capitol while the Congress was in session.”
Read the full report here.
'ENOUGH': Lindsey Graham to Introduce Legislation Condemning Dems’ Impeachment Inquiry
Senate Republicans -led by Lindsey Graham- will introduce new legislation Thursday officially condemning House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
“The South Carolina Republican, a close ally of President Donald Trump, has attacked Democrats for their handling of the impeachment process. His resolution — backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — criticizes the House for its ‘closed-door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry,’” reports Politico.
“This is a kangaroo court and it will not stand,” Graham said this week. “I’ve got a resolution saying if you’re going to impeach the president give him the same rights that Richard Nixon had and that Bill Clinton had…what’s going on now is disgusting.”
“The Graham resolution could put pressure on Republicans who have appeared open to considering the evidence in the House impeachment inquiry. But even Republicans who have declined to offer predictions on how the inquiry might end have attacked Democrats for how they’ve handled impeachment,” adds Politico.
Graham exploded on the Democrats’ “sham” impeachment investigation Tuesday; telling reporters on Capitol Hill the whole process is completely “Un-American.”
“This is a sham. This is a joke. I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president, you would be all over me right now… This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American.”
Read the full story at Politico.