Media Briefing I US Capitol building under lockdown after security threat
News coming out of the United States…the US Capitol building in Washington DC and surrounding streets are under lockdown after police warned of an “external security threat”.
Capitol Police say a suspect is in custody after reports someone “rammed a vehicle” into two officers. The suspect and both officers have been taken to hospital. A video from outside the Capitol shows a vehicle that appears to have slammed into a barricade surrounding the complex.
There is a heavy police presence in the area.
In January, the Capitol came under siege by supporters of former President Donald Trump on the day Congress ratified the result declaring Joe Biden the victor in the Presidential election.
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