Colorado leaders react to car attack at US Capitol

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WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 08: The US Capital is seen as National Guard and US Capitol Police stand guard on February 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump faces a single article of impeachment that accuses him of incitement of insurrection on the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, which left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

DENVER (KDVR) — One US Capitol police officer is dead and another is in the hospital after a man driving a vehicle smashed into one of the gates at the building and then apparently chased an officer with a knife.

That suspect was shot and killed by police at the scene and no motive for the attack has been released at the time.

Lawmakers have not been in session this week, but many staff members remained at the Capitol to continue working. The building was placed on lockdown for several hours.

Below you will find reaction from Colorado’s elected officials serving in the US House of Representatives and senate:

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