Capitol cop killed after suspect with knife rams car into barrier before being shot dead by officers.

A CAPITOL cop was killed after a suspect with a knife rammed a car into a barrier before being shot dead by officers.

The Capitol Police confirmed that both the suspect and officer died following the Friday afternoon incident when a driver rammed his car into two cops outside of the US Capitol.

A second police officer was rushed to hospital, however their condition is currently unknown.

Cops said all Capitol buildings were locked down "due to an external security threat" after the suspect rammed a barricade on Constitution Avenue before getting out of the car with what appeared to be a knife.

Law enforcement officials told the Associated Press that the suspect was shot by officers and rushed to hospital in a critical condition, where he died a short time later.

One of the injured cops was taken to hospital in a police car and the other was transported by emergency medical crews, officials said.

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