The Capitol police in the United States announced this Sunday morning that a subject crashed a car into a vehicle barricade installed on East Capitol Street and Second Street. He subsequently fired a firearm into the air and ultimately committed suicide.
The events took place after 4 in the morning, local time. In a statement, the police reported that As the man got out of the car, it was engulfed in flames.
The man then fired several shots into the air. along East Capitol Street.
“When our officers heard the sound of gunfire, they responded immediately and They were approaching the man when he shot himself.” the police department pointed out, noting that no one else was injured by the shots.
“It does not appear that the man was targeting any member of Congress, which is on recess, and it does not appear that the officers have fired their weapons,” the statement said.
“Our investigators are looking into the man’s background. The DC Metropolitan Police Department is in charge of the death investigation.”