Shortly after 9:00PM Tuesday, an 18-wheel truck/trailer crashed into the California State Capital building and exploded. One witness reports that having seen the truck circle the building twice before intentionally ramming into it, and exploding. It’s unknown at this time whether the incident is a suicide attempt, terrorist act, or mechanical failure. Sacramento police have cordoned off the entire area surrounding the building.
CNN.com (AP): “Smoke and flames billowed from the truck, which was rammed up the Capitol steps and nestled below the state Senate chambers.”
Local news reported that the driver of the truck was killed in the crash, and that there were no other known casualties.