(ETH) – A police officer at the US Capitol was killed and another injured after being mowed down by a suspect who rammed his vehicle into a barrier and came at them with a knife before being shot dead.

The incident caused the Capitol to be placed on lockdown after 1 pm when the knifeman deliberately rammed his blue sedan into the two officers that were on the scene and active duty at the security checkpoint.

Following the tragedy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly ordered US flags to be flown half-staff at the US Capitol. At this time, Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has confirmed that the suspect that carried out the attack was not on police file and that the incident appears not to be terrorism-related.


Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines. A ministry that provides resources to equip believers and to inform the discerning of the signs and seasons in which we live. His mission is to inform his readers and viewers of prophetic events and how they are unfolding before our very eyes through news and headlines presented from a prophetic perspective in light of the Holy Bible.