Officer Killed In Capitol Attack Was HS Athlete From New England

US Police officer killed after car rams into barricade at Capitol building suspect shot dead

"The question now is, what's the condition of the Capitol Police officers who were injured when the man - we're told it was a white male that was driving the auto - when the man got out of the vehicle and attacked the police officers with a knife", Williams told MSNBC anchor Katy Tur. Police shot the suspect, 25-year-old Noah Green, who died at a hospital.

He was killed when a 25-year-old man rammed the auto into two officers at a barricade outside the Capitol building on Friday, April 2.

"We send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans' family, and everyone grieving his loss", President Joe Biden said in a statement. One of them, Officer William "Billy" Evans, later died from his injuries.

Police identified the slain officer as William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department's first responders unit. "This has been an extremely hard time for U.S. Capitol Police after the events of January 6 and now the events that have occurred here today".

Biden ordered the flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff to honor the officer.

The suspect in Friday's attack on Capitol Police reportedly suffered mental issues, alleging that United States government agencies were spying on him, several media reports suggest.

"The man exited the vehicle with a knife and ran toward our officers".

The suspect in Friday's U.S. Capitol attack has ties to West Virginia and recently submitted a request to change his name in an in court.

Police released a statement on Twitter with further details of the timeline of today's attack on the Capitol. "Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years".

In one post he spoke of being tormented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency, hospitalised and subjected to "mind control", and called the government "the #1 enemy of Black people!"

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues that she was ordering flags at the Capitol to be lowered to half-staff as well.

The question of security at the Capitol has generated a heated debate in Congress amid a highly politicised environment following the Jan 6 riot and former president Donald Trump's role in inciting his supporters to violence. Video showed National Guard troops mobilizing near the area of the crash. The National Guard was seen responding to Friday's attack, and later confirmed it had been deployed to the Capitol.



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