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Man fatally shoots himself after driving car into barricade near US Capitol

Man fatally shoots himself after driving car into barricade near US Capitol


Man fatally shoots himself after driving car into barricade near US Capitol

A man drove into a barricade near the US Capitol in Washington DC on early Sunday morning, fired several shots into the air after his vehicle ignited, and then shot himself to death, according to police.

As he exited his car, the vehicle became engulfed in flames. York proceeded to fire a gun multiple times in the air, prompting police officers to approach him.

York shot himself as officers approached, according to Capitol police. No one else was hurt.

Furthermore, in 2013, Capitol police shot and killed a Connecticut woman near a facility checkpoint after she smashed her car into a White House barricade and fled down Pennsylvania.

The drivers in each of those cases had mental illness, Politico reported in its Sunday newsletter.

Trump is under investigation for potential violation of the Espionage Act as well as obstruction of justice over his alleged mishandling of classified documents. The search outraged conservative commentators and politicians who still support the ex-president, seeking to portray the episode as unprecedented and unduly politicized, despite the judicially approved search warrant at the heart of the case.

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