Officer killed, another injured in US Capitol car-ramming attack


In a statement emailed to Insider, a spokesperson said: "After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol Police and their loved ones".

A tow truck removes the auto as law enforcement collect evidence at the scene after a vehicle charged a barricade Friday at the U.S. Capitol. He described himself as a follower of the Nation of Islam and its longtime leader, Louis Farrakhan, and spoke of going through a hard time when he leaned on his faith.

Some of those extra security measures were put in place after the deadly January 6th riots, where thousands of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol.

"Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police, and left a fellow officer fighting for his life", Biden wrote in a statement.

The vice president also said that the USA administration was proud of the people who defend the Capitol, especially when it has faced two violent attacks.

CNN quoted sources from the Federal and local law enforcement stating that the suspect has been identified as Noah Green.

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Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee told the news agency that the incident did not seem to be terrorism-related, but investigation into it would continue. "As we mourn the loss of yet another courageous Capitol Police officer, I have ordered that the White House flags be lowered to half-staff".

Police shot and killed the suspect.

The attack occurred about 100 yards (91 meters) from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol. One witness, the Rev. Patrick Mahoney, said he was finishing a Good Friday service nearby when he heard three shots ring out.

In a tweet, the police department said the condition of the second officer was stable and non-threatening. Sections of surrounding roads have reopened for traffic.

Kate Brown on Friday called for flags at all public institutions throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff after a man drove a vehicle into two police officers at the U.S. Capitol, killing one of the officers. His committee and others are looking at not only the fence but at the staffing, structure, and intelligence capabilities of the Capitol Police. Video showed National Guard troops mobilizing near the area of the crash.