Man dies after crashing car, firing gunshots near U.S. Capitol

8/15/2022 11:00:00 AM

A 29-year-old Delaware man crashed his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol and shot himself in an apparent suicide, police said

A 29-year-old Delaware man crashed his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol and shot himself in an apparent suicide, police said

A 29-year-old Delaware man died in an apparent suicide early on Sunday after crashing his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol and firing shots into the air, police said.

Police said the man was identified as Richard A. York III of Delaware. "It is still not clear why he chose to drive to the Capitol Complex," Capitol Police said in a statement.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterEarlier, police said "it does not appear the man was targeting any members of Congress, who are on recess, and it does not appear officers fired their weapons."

1/3Charred pavement is left behind in an area where a man crashed his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol and fired shots into the air before killing himself, in Washington, U.S. August 14, 2022. REUTERS/Greg SavoyRead MorePolice said the man then fired several gunshots into the air along East Capitol Street. As police responded and approached, the man shot himself, police said. No one was else injured.

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