Armed Man Dies By Suicide Outside U.S. Capitol After Crashing Car: Police

A person fatally shot himself exterior the U.S. Capitol early Sunday after crashing his automotive right into a barricade and opening fireplace as his automotive caught fireplace, police mentioned.

The unidentified man escaped his burning automobile and fired a number of photographs into the air simply after four a.m. as officers hurried to the scene on the east facet of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Police mentioned in a press release.

Officers had been approaching the person when he shot himself. No one else was harm, authorities mentioned.

“At this time, it does not appear the man was targeting any Members of Congress, who are on recess, and it does not appear officers fired their weapons,” Capitol Police mentioned.

Authorities mentioned they’re wanting into the person’s background, with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department dealing with the dying investigation.

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