BREAKING: D.C. On LOCKDOWN After ‘SUSPICIOUS’ Car SMASHES Through Capitol Building Barrier

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Washington, D.C. is in a panic after a “suspicious” vehicle plowed through a barrier outside of the U.S. Capitol Building.

At least one Capitol Police officer is injured along with the driver of the vehicle after it careened through a barrier protecting both the Library of Congress and the Capitol Building. Details are slim, but there’s numerous reports of evacuations and other emergency procedures taking place as police attempt to determine if there’s any more danger.

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From NBC Washington:


Police are searching the “suspicious” car at Second Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE. They used a robot to approach the car.

Several people at the scene yelled “fire in the hole!” as police “disrupted” the trunk of the car with a loud explosion in order to search it.

The officer and driver of the car suffered minor injuries. D.C. Fire and EMS are at the scene.

Information on the driver was not released immediately.


The UK Sun is reporting that government buildings in the area are also being evacuated. Numerous roads in the area have also been closed, although police haven’t said if there’s still a threat or not.

Witnesses reported buildings were evacuated from the area.

US Capitol Police said: “The U.S. Capitol Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious vehicle located at Second Street and Independence Avenue SE.

“As a result of this investigation, the following road closures are in effect:

– Independence Avenue between Washington Avenue SW and Third Street SE

– Pennsylvania Avenue between Second and Third Streets SE

– Second Street between East Capitol and C Streets SE

– First Street between East Capitol Street and Independence Avenue SE

“All staff and other personnel are directed to avoid this area until further notice.”

As of now, there’s not enough information to determine the nature of the crash or whether or not it was terror related. However, we’ll update this story as more details become available.

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