The head of police in the US capital of Washington, Robert Conti, said the incident at the Capitol checkpoint was not allegedly related to terrorism, Reuters reported.
“It doesn’t look like it has anything to do with terrorism, but we will continue to investigate,” Conti said at a press conference on Friday, April 2.
According to the chief of the Washington police, there is no reason to believe that the threat of attack persists after the death of the driver of the car. In addition to the attacker, one of the two victims of the attack by the police also died.
At this stage, the Washington police find out the motives of the attacker.
It also became known that the blockade has been lifted from the area around the Capitol.
“The Capitol Police have eliminated the incident related to the threat of external security at all buildings of the US Capitol complex, however access. To the area around the crime scene will continue to be limited, and people must follow the instructions of the police,” – written in the message of the Washington police on Twitter.
In connection with the report of the death of a police officer, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi ordered the flags to be lowered at the Capitol.