Man sets vehicle on fire, drives into a barricade at the Capitol

| August 14, 2022

A man drove his vehicle into one of the barricades at the U.S. Capitol. He previously set it on fire. The man later exists his vehicle and fires his weapon before shooting himself. The driver is the only one injured.

From the US Capitol Police website:

Law Enforcement Investigating Car Crash, Gunshots, and Suicide on East Capitol Street

August 14, 2022 Press Release

Just after 4:00 a.m., a man drove his car into the vehicle barricade at East Capitol Street and Second Street.

While the man was getting out of the car, it became engulfed in flames.

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

When our officers heard the sound of gunfire, they immediately responded and were approaching the man when he shot himself.

Nobody else was hurt.

At this time, 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.

Our investigators are looking into the man’s background.

DC’s Metropolitan Police Department is handling the death investigation.

Fox News and the United States Capitol Police have this information.

Category: Crime

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My, My, My

Anyone see Epps around giving a “motivation speach”?


This has Trump written all over it.
Or it will shortly.


My thoughts go out to that barricade and it’s family.

This car-on-barrier violence in DC needs to stop!!

If Regress fails to enact common sense restrictions on these vehicular-weapons, POtATUs needs to do so by diktat NOW!

Last edited 7 months ago by Roh-Dog
A Proud Infidel®™



Bic lighters as well.


They can have my Zippo when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.


They still incude the small pocket in most blue jeans.
A Bic just don’t fit like a Zip…….


Standard GI issue High Polish Classic Zippo:

9920-01-598-9704 (does not replace any previous FSN/NSN) Lighter, Windproof

(Added to the DOD inventory for issue to the troops 07 Sep 2011.)


That’s a pocket watch pocket. Works well for a Leek, too

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Now if he was standing in the street next to a manhole, it would really be a sewerside and I’d be sewer of it.


Sorta reminds me of an old joke.
What burns 10 gallons of gas and doesn’t go any wheres?

This guy and a Buddhist monk.


First, the car self-murdered, then the driver did. They had evidence against Hillary.

Last edited 7 months ago by SFC D
A Proud Infidel®™

Similar to some goof flying a small airplane into the ground like he did it on purpose!

Last edited 7 months ago by A Proud Infidel®™

Well, we know the perp wasn’t white, or the Communist News Network would be screaming it from the house tops. Maybe the FBI will find enough evidence for another panty raid at Mar-a-Lago.


What color was the car?


He was on the FBI’s radar, as they all are once the smoke clears. I do feel lots more smoke before it becomes real clear, more in Blue States then Red.

The House of Cards is Tilting way too far to stay standing, keep eyes wide open!

A Proud Infidel®™

How many times by now has someone been on the Feeble Brained Imbeciles’ radar and they did absolutely nothing about it?



Better to be waking up at 4 AM than finishing off the night before.

He won’t doing that shit anymore!


A nutjob with a burning desire to go out with a bang. Mission accomplished. Good that he didn’t take any innocents with him.


Amen! One of the first to get the correct order: 1) kill self. 2) kill random others.


This is the 2nd car attack in a week. When is the government going to start restricting such easy access? The last one used a car and a hammer. I hear you can buy hammers without even showing ID.


On a seperate note, someone at my post was taking about homeless people trying to set up camp on the Bremerton-Seattle ferry. They were upstairs when the state patrol drugged them off.


Upset, not upstairs, frigging autocorrect.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

The homeless “campers” (squatters) would have been REALLY upset if the Staties had waited until the ferry was in the middle of the Sound before the Staties tossed them off. (pity the pollution to the poor fish….)

Forrest Bondurant

Aren’t firearms illegal in DC?

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

With the price of gas, the Krispy Kritter must have had to take out a loan to get that much to be able to go out in a blaze. Good luck on the lender to collect on the loan.