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Northwest Ohio lawmakers react to U.S. Capitol incident involving injured police

A car rammed into two officers Friday before crashing into a barricade.
Credit: AP
Members of the U.S. Capitol Police stand guard near the scene of a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — A car rammed a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday afternoon, injuring two Capitol Police officers and leading to a suspect being shot, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Capitol Police say the incident happened at a checkpoint near the Capitol. It comes as the Washington region remains on edge nearly three months after a mob of armed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win.

Local lawmakers are weighing in on social media:

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo)

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green)