A knife-wielding suspect involved in a vehicle-ramming incident outside the U.S. Capitol reportedly died Friday afternoon. Two Capitol Police officers were injured and sent to the hospital. In a statement earlier in the afternoon, the Capitol Police said: “USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along [Constitution] 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.” The suspect later died, ABC and NBC reported. The incident caused the Capitol to go on lockdown, with staff members receiving messages saying that no entry or exit was permitted. A video from Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich showed what appeared to be a car that rammed into the fencing barrier around the Capitol complex, with two people on stretchers. Fox News reported that after the driver of the vehicle rammed the car into the Constitution Avenue barricade, the driver exited the vehicle brandishing a knife. The U.S. Capitol Police then shot the suspect and took the person into custody. The episode comes less than three months after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, when supporters of defeated President Donald Trump stormed the building amid counting in the House chamber of Electoral College votes, which ratified President Joe Biden’s 2020 win.

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