Celebrities React to Attack at U.S. Capitol; 2 Confirmed Dead.
One of the Capitol Hill police officers has been killed, the acting chief says https://t.co/S7bfhT7PjB
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 2, 2021
A 25-year-old man from Indiana drove a sedan into two police officers in Washington, D.C., near the White House. The man emerged from the vehicle with a knife and was shot by a police officer. The suspect and one of the officers is confirmed dead. The capitol was placed on lockdown, which was just lifted. President Biden is currently at Camp David and the National Guard has been dispatched to the scene of the offense. Contrary to reports, there is no confirmed link to white supremacist groups or to Black Lives Matter.
UPDATE: The suspect has been confirmed. I don’t care to post his name bc I don’t want to give him more recognition. But you can read more here.
Critics of the security measures still in place at the Capitol need to take several seats.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 2, 2021
I was up on Capitol Hill checking out the latest security arrangements – as I often do – and took this selfie just before that car rammed into the police officers. This is clearly very scary stuff. pic.twitter.com/XnvVB5cASw
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) April 2, 2021
1 The shooter was a US vet
2 BLM calls for less violence, not attacks on cops; they condemned his actions
3 Obama called the shooting a “vicious, calculated, despicable attack” & a “tremendous tragedy”
4 Obama immediately called for more gun control, & was ignored by the GOP https://t.co/IWNcd5sl7o
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 2, 2021
On #GoodFriday more violence, loss of life & grief at our Capitol. Every day those who stand guard are protecting our democracy, which is under threat in so many ways. May we all realize how sacred it is. How hard those who established it worked to make it so. It’s on our watch. https://t.co/54Enc1PVxe
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) April 2, 2021
Stay safe, D.C. ONTDers.