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The US Capitol Police has lifted the lockdown on the Capitol grounds, about two hours after a car rammed a security barrier and injured two USCP officers, killing one of them.
But the police force noted the area immediately surrounding the attack site is still under restricted access as officials continue to process the scene.
The USCP has cleared the external security threat incident located at all of the U.S. Capitol Campus buildings, however the area around the crime scene will continue to be restricted and individuals should follow police direction. pic.twitter.com/6SXr5WJmcE
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, a Democrat of New Jersey, expressed profound sadness over the death of another US Capitol Police officer so shortly after the January 6 insurrection.
“To see these Capitol Police who’ve been traumatized already by what happened, so many members of Congress — myself included — feel we owe them a huge debt that we can never repay for their bravery on January 6th,” Sherrill told MNSBC.
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ): “To see these Capitol Police who’ve been traumatized already … so many members of Congress — myself included — feel we owe them a huge debt that we can never repay for their bravery on January 6th.” pic.twitter.com/EukFTY36C9