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Slain officer was an 18-year US Capitol Police veteran

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Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images

The US Capitol Police said the investigation into today’s attack on police officers near the US Capitol is ongoing.

Police released a statement on Twitter with further details of the timeline of today’s attack on the Capitol. 

“We are devastated to share the sad news that one of our officers involved in this afternoon’s incident passed away. USCP is working to notify the officer’s next of kin before it releases additional information,” police said in the statement.

The statement continued:

“Just after 1pm, a man in a blue sedan rammed his vehicle into the North Barricade at the U.S. Capitol, striking 2 USCP officers. The Department immediately locked down the Capitol Campus. The man exited the vehicle with a knife and ran toward our officers. At least one officer, drew their weapon and shot the suspect. One USCP officer was transported by a USCP cruiser to the hospital. The second USCP officer was transported by DC Fire and EMS. The suspect was also transported by DC Fire and EMS to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 1:30pm.”