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Man Crashes Car Into US Capitol Barrier, Fires Shots in Air

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US Capitol Police Officers clean up following the incident near a barricade on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 14.

US Capitol Police Officers clean up following the incident near a barricade on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 14.

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A man crashed his car into a barricade protecting the US Capitol early Sunday and fired a handgun in the air several times before fatally shooting himself.

Nobody else was hurt, the US Capitol Police said in a statement. The man’s vehicle became engulfed in flames as he exited and started shooting, at which point officers attempted to approach the man when he shot himself, the police said.