The U.S. Capitol is under a lockdown after a car crashed into a security barrier near the building located on Constitution Avenue.

The driver rammed the barrier on Senate side and exited the vehicle armed with a knife.

The Capitol Police engaged the suspect and shot him.

According to the Associated Press and NBC News, the suspect is dead.

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The motive is being investigated and according to USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman, the suspect was a lone attacker and not a known threat to any member of Congress.

Two Capitol Police officers were wounded in the attack, and Fox News is reporting one of the officers has died.

The department is withholding the deceased officer’s name pending notification of next of kin.

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