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One Capitol police officer dead, another injured after car rammed barricade outside U.S. Capitol

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – One Capitol police officer is dead, another remains hospitalized after a car rammed a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol Friday.

Acting chief Yogananda Pittman says the driver armed with a knife got out of his vehicle and lunged at the officers.   He was shot and killed.

Both officers were rushed to hospitals.  One died.

Friday’s incident occurred at a checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol, but few people were in the facility because it’s Good Friday and Congress is in recess.


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