The U.S. Capitol Police Department reported on Friday that a suspect was taken into custody after hitting two Capitol police officers with a car.
In a tweet, the department wrote that officers were responding to the Capitol’s “North Barricade vehicle access point” near Constitution Avenue “for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers.”
“A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital,” the department wrote in the tweet.
A spokesperson for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DC FEMS) confirmed to Newsweek that they were transporting at least two victims to a local hospital.
According to the Associated Press, law enforcement officials said that the suspect shot was shot and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. One of the officers involved in the incident was transported to a local hospital via police car while DC FEMS transported the second, according to the AP.
Newsweek reached out to the Capitol Police Department for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
In response to the incident, the Capitol Police Department ordered road closures for “Constitution Avenue between Second Street NE and First Street NW,” and “First Street between Constitution Avenue NE and Independence Avenue SE.”
Those in the area of the incident received alerts of an “external security threat” urging individuals to seek cover.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.