BREAKING: Man Drives Vehicle Into Capitol Barricade Overnight, Shoots Self

AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib

A man died when he reportedly shot himself after driving into the barricade in front of the United States Capitol on Saturday night.

According to PBS Newshour correspondent Lisa Desjardins, he set the vehicle ablaze before driving into the barricade at 2nd and East Capitol Street. He then started to shoot at random, killing only himself and injuring nobody else, according to the correspondent.


Capitol Police have not confirmed the incident and the identity and intentions of the man are unknown, Desjardins reported.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) responded to the news and thanked Capitol Police.

“Thankful to our Capitol police who put their lives on the line every day. What happened today—a car running into a Capitol barricade—reminds all of us of Officer Billy Evans who, in 2021, was tragically pinned to a barricade and died protecting our Capitol and all of us,” she tweeted. 



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