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US: 1 Police Officer Dead, 1 Injured After Car Rammed Into Capitol Hill Barricades


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

03rd Apr, 2021. 12:49 am
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US: 1 Police Officer Dead, 1 Injured After Car Rammed Into Capitol Hill Barricades
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One police officers dead one injured after a suspect rammed blue sedan car into the north barricade at US Capitol barricades, prompting a high alert.

According to the US Capitol Police, the suspect exited the car with a knife and ran toward police officers as a result of which one police officer dead and other injured.

A suspect also shot dead by the police officer.

Following the alleged attack outside the iconic Capitol Hill building, a large contingent of police arrived at the site of what former President Donald Trump’s supporters blew up on January 6, three months ago.

Police blocked all roads leading to the capital and were not allowed to enter.

A helicopter began aerial surveillance at the scene and observers were instructed to leave the area, as well as videos showing two injured people being transported in an ambulance.

According to the report, security barriers erected after the January 6 attack were removed only a few weeks ago.

Members of Congress were not in Washington at the time of the alleged attack, as both the Senate and House of Representatives are on Easter vacation.

US President Joe Biden was out of town at the time and arrived at the presidential palace in Camp David, Maryland.

On January 6, supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Hill building in Washington, D.C., in a bid to change the outcome of the US presidential election and retain President-elect Joe Biden. And 4 people were killed as a result of the violence.

During the attack on Donald Trump’s supporters, lawmakers in the Capitol Hill building were forced to hide under desks to save their lives.

The shooting killed a woman inside Capitol Hill, prompting the mayor to impose a curfew in Washington in the evening.

Heads of state and government around the world condemned the unpleasant scenes in the US capital, while Facebook blocked US President Donald Trump on its social media apps indefinitely.

Trump’s impeachment motion was later moved, but the Senate acquitted him of his role in the violent protests in the capital.

The trial of the former president, which is accused of inciting a coup, lasted for five days and the number of votes against him was 57 against 43 while a two-thirds majority was needed to convict him.

The former president resigned on January 20, so the impeachment proceedings could not be used to remove him from office, but Democrats hoped to punish him for blaming the capital’s violent siege.

The former US president delivered a provocative speech shortly after which his supporters stormed the US capital’s Capitol Hill on January 6. In the voting process, 7 Republican senators voted in favor of punishing Donald Trump by the Democrats.

 

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