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Man shoots himself after ramming car into Capitol barricade, police say

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A man fatally shot himself after ramming his car into a security barricade at the Capitol early Sunday morning, police said.
U.S. Capitol Police said in a brief statement that an unidentified man exited his vehicle after crashing it around 4 a.m., after which the vehicle “became engulfed in flames.”
The man then “fired several shots into the air” and shot himself as officers approached, police said.
“They had heard the gunshots, and Capitol police officers were responding. As he got just onto the East Front of the Capitol property, one of our officers observed him to put the gun to his head and shoot himself,” USCP Chief Tom Manger said Sunday. “Our officers then made sure that he was not a threat, and then approached him.

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