US Capitol shootout: Man sets car on fire and crashes into barricade before firing shots in air and then killing himself

A MAN set his car on fire and crashed it into a barricade at the US Capitol at 4am before shooting himself, police say.

US Capitol Police confirmed the incident in a statement.

A man is reportedly dead after driving a car into a barricade near the US Capitol and firing shots in the air before killing himself

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A man is reportedly dead after driving a car into a barricade near the US Capitol and firing shots in the air before killing himselfPhoto credit: Getty Images

They say a man drove his vehicle into the barricade at East Capitol Street and Second Street.

Authorities said the car caught fire as the man got out.

The man then fired several shots in the air along East Capitol Street.

Officers said they heard the sound of gunfire and reacted immediately – they approached the man as he shot himself.

Nobody else was hurt.

At this time, it does not appear that the man targeted congressmen who are on recess, and it does not appear that officials have fired their guns.

The Sun has contacted the US Capitol Police for more details on the incident.

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