BREAKING: Capitol on Lockdown After Car Smashes Into Barricade, Reports of Shots Fired

The Capitol Building was placed on lockdown Friday after a car smashed into a barricade and there were reports of shots fired.

Capitol Police said a suspect rammed his car into a barricade on Constitution Avenue, injuring two Capitol Police officers, who are now being treated for injuries. A suspect was taken into custody, police said.

Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman took to Twitter to share a message sent to Capitol staff, along with video updates:

— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 2, 2021

“Capitol: External security threat, no entry or exit is permitted, stay away from exterior windows, doors. If outside, seek cover. USCP,” read the message.

One video showed a helicopter landing on the east front of
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