The United States faced, early Friday afternoon, a second attack on the Capitol. A police officer died in this new attack and the terrorist trail was ruled out.
Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman announced at a press conference that one police officer lost his life in the attack on the Capitol and another was seriously injured.
One of the two injured officers “died”, she said, and the suspect was also dead, killed by the police. Explaining the situation, the police chief said the suspect drove into officers, and got out of the vehicle armed with a knife.
“The suspect hit two of our agents with his car,” before hitting a barrier, said the Chief of Police of the Capitol in Washington, Yogananda Pittman.
The suspect got out of the vehicle with “a knife in his hand” and “began to walk towards the Capitol Police officers”. The police forces present on the spot responded by shooting the suspect, who died instantly.
This attack, which comes three months after the murderous assault on the Capitol at the end of the mandate of former President Donald Trump, does not appear to be linked to “terrorism”, the police also said.
Since this January 6 attack by pro-Trump activists, the Capitol has been placed under very high protection. The new incident, however, comes as elected representatives of Congress are on parliamentary recess this week.