Pelosi ordered a half-mast to be raised after a police officer in the Houses of Parliament died in a car ramming incident.


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The US Capitol can be seen passing the Washington Monument as a herd of geese flies over the National Mall on Presidential Day, February 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum / Getty Images

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered the half-mast of the US Capitol to be raised on Friday.

  • A US Capitol police officer died after a man slammed two police officers in a car at a security barrier.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered the half-mast of the US Capitol to be raised on Friday. A US Capitol police officer died after a man slammed two police officers in a car at a security barrier.

At a press conference on Friday, Yogananda Pittman, acting police chief of the Capitol, was told by a Parliamentary police officer. Died Another was injured after someone plunged a car into a barricade outside the US Capitol on Friday.

According to Pittman, the suspect “gets out of the car with a knife” and rushes into the police. Pittman said the suspect did not obey verbal orders, and she added that police fired and killed the suspect.

The Capitol was closed early Friday after Parliamentary police sent a text message warning people in the complex to stay indoors due to an “external security threat.” Congress is adjourned, and neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate is in session.

At a press conference hours after the attack, Pittman said the security threat was “neutralized.”

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