Capitol Police Officer Dies From Stab Wound After Vehicle Attack, Suspect Shot Dead
Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters in a press conference on Friday afternoon that one of the two injured officers from the vehicle attack on the Capitol complex has died from a stab wound. The suspect has also died from gunshot wounds.
Pittman explained that the scene of the crime is still being processed, but there is no indication of an ongoing threat to the Capitol complex. Congress is currently on recess and President Joe Biden is at Camp David, leaving the complex short of VIPs.
In a statement very soon after, the D.C. National Guard confirmed they are responding to the attack. “The DC National Guard deployed an Immediate Response Force (IRF) composed of National Guard soldiers and airmen to the Capitol complex this afternoon to support the U.S. Capitol Police. Due to operational security, we cannot discuss further details regarding the IRF,” the reserves said in their statement.
“No National Guard members were injured in the incident at the Capitol. Currently, approximately 2,300 National Guard members are in DC supporting local, state, and federal authorities in DC,” the National Guard then confirmed in their statement.