Man Rams Capitol Barricade with Flaming Vehicle Before Taking Own Life ⋆ This is perhaps the most literal manifestation of the national political morass in some time. ⋆ Flag And Cross


As we look around America today, we find ourselves in a nigh-unrecognizable nation.  One of angst and bitter rivalry.  Of division and degradation.

We are at each others’ throats and the nation is figuratively on fire – something that Donald Trump himself has admitted to, (and offered to help quell), in recent days.

This week, perhaps one of the most literal manifestations of this morass has arrived in the form of a burning vehicle ramming the Capitol barricades as the driver commits suicide.

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An unidentified man reportedly set his car on fire by driving into a U.S. Capitol barricade early Sunday morning. He then got out of his car and began firing a weapon indiscriminately before shooting himself, police say.

U.S. Capitol police say officers immediately responded when they heard the sound of gunfire at roughly 4 a.m. There were no reported injuries aside from the driver.

The man’s motive in the incident is unknown. The incident reportedly lasted only a matter of moments, and officers did not have time to return fire before the man turned his weapon on himself.

Authorities didn’t seem to believe that Congress was the target.

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“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 said in a statement.

This is not the first time that the Capitol has been attacked by vehicle, with another incident occurring just over a year ago that ended the life of a Capitol Police officer.

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