One capitol police officer dead

A car crashed into a roadblock in front of the Capitol in Washington. One police officer died, another was injured. Killed the driver reached by some gunshots, fired by the policemen.

According to the reconstruction provided by the two sources to AP, after the car hit two agents at the checkpoint, the driver got out of the vehicle brandishing a knife and the police opened fire. The roadblock is usually used in the week by senators and staff. 

Capitol Hill has been placed in lockdown as a result of the shooting, which means it is not possible to enter or exit the buildings. According to the police, the attack is not linked to terrorism.

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