US Capitol police officer, suspect dead after driver slams vehicle into officers

WASHINGTON — A Capitol police officer died Friday afternoon after a driver rammed a vehicle into him and another officer near a checkpoint outside the Capitol complex, acting U.S. Capitol police Chief Yogananda Pittman said.

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Authorities said officers opened fire on the driver after he got out of the vehicle and brandished a knife. The driver has since died, Pittman confirmed.

One other injured officer was taken to a hospital after the incident.

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