Car attack on the US Congress compound

A man killed himself early Sunday morning after crashing his car into barriers near the US Capitol grounds and shooting from the air, Washington DC police said.

According to the daily news report , quoted by the Associated Press news agency; The identity or motive of this attacker has not yet been clarified. According to the Capitol Police, he committed suicide when the officers approached.

This incident happened at the same time as the American security forces faced an increasing number of threats and the warning of the federal authorities about possible violent attacks on government buildings following the raid of the FBI forces on the residence of the former president Donald Trump in Florida. .

The attack is reminiscent of an April 2021 incident in which a man drove a car into a Capitol Police checkpoint, killing an officer.

On January 6, 2021, supporters of the then President Trump stormed the Congress building and occupied it.

This is while the House of Representatives and the Senate are temporarily closed, and in the early hours of the morning, very few Congress employees are present.

There were no injuries in this incident.


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