Police were investigating a report Thursday of a possible explosive device in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill and have evacuated multiple buildings on the sprawling Capitol complex, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
More than six months after the deadly 6 January attack on the US Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, the remaining high-security fence surrounding the white-domed building has been removed, Reuters reports.
An unemployed drug addict rammed his car in a police barricade outside the US Capitol Hill killing one police officer and wounding another, AP reported. The attacker came out of the vehicle waiving a knife. He was shot down by the other police officers. The authorities found no terrorist motives in the actions of the attacker. The Capitol Hill has been in top security mode after supporters of then outgoing President Donald Trump rioted the building of the US Congress.
President Donald Trump, in a video message on Thursday night, condemned the riot by his supporters at the US Capitol that has left five people dead and said he would prepare for the administration of President-elect Joe Biden, news wires reported. Trump released the video as calls for his ouster mounted on Thursday.
A US Capitol Police officer has died after sustaining injuries at the pro-Trump riot in Washington on Wednesday, Capitol police said on Thursday night. At least four civilians also died, including three people who police said suffered medical emergencies and one woman who was fatally shot by police.
Four people died and 52 were arrested, Washington D.C.’s police chief said, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory, Reuters reported.
The US House has approved a bill to remove statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the Capitol, as a reckoning over racial injustice continues following the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis.