World Man shot dead after ramming vehicle into police at US Capitol

Joanna Estrada
April 3, 2021

According to Capitol Police, a man drove his vehicle into two officers and then crashed into the barricade. He got out of the vehicle wielding a knife, but police shot him dead.

The suspect was taken into custody. Police shot the suspect, 25-year-old Noah Green, who died at a hospital. "The Department immediately locked down the Capitol Campus", the USCP statement said.

"It's incredibly sad to hear about the passing of a Capitol Police Officer".

She said Evans was a member of the division's First Responder's Unit.

"I am heartbroken. Please join me in praying for Officer Evans' family and all of our @CapitolPolice officers amid this tragedy", Miller said.

Two officers had been injured after a vehicle was rammed into one of the barricades.

"The tragic loss of Officer William "Billy" Evans is yet another reminder of the sacrifices USCP make every day to keep our nation's Capitol and those who work there safe", Manchin posted on Twitter.

Flags at the Capitol were ordered to fly at half-staff by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and at the White House and all federal buildings by President Joe Biden.

The second officer was hospitalized Friday with injuries.

Evans' death is the second in the line of duty for the U.S. Capitol Police this year.

Authorities identified the Capitol Police officer who died in the attack as William "Billy" Evans.

Ryan, chairman of a House spending committee that oversees security and the Capitol, stressed that no decisions had been made, and that lawmakers would be "reviewing everything" after the latest deadly incident.

"We need to understand the motivation", he said. Investigators do not yet have a motive for the attack but do not believe the incident was "terrorism-related" at this time, Chief Robert Contee of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department told reporters.

"We haven't found any manifestos", a senior law enforcement official said.

Green was a 2019 graduate of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., with a degree in finance.

A message was sent out to congressional staff, as officials warned of "an external security threat", according to CBS News and NBC News. Other uniformed security forces were deployed around the area.

According to videos shared on social media a helicopter was spotted landing in the area to respond to the incident.

The drama unfolded at a security checkpoint near the Capitol complex, close to where armed insurrectionists stormed the building housing the US Congress on January 6.

Despite the fencing, Friday's breach happened inside the perimeter.

"It's an eyesore, it sucks", Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of OH, the chairman of a House spending committee that oversees security and the Capitol, said of the fencing in the hours after Officer Evans and the driver were killed.

"It's a disturbance. It's an eyesore".

"The scab got ripped off again here today", Ryan said.

In 2016, Capitol Police shot a man who tried to bring a fake Beretta into the Capitol Visitor Center.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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