Washington: The police say that an officer was killed and another is still hospitalized after a man peeked a car at a security barrier near the United States Capitol Building on Friday.
“It is with a deep sadness that I share the news of the approval of the William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon of the injuries that suffered after an attack in the north of the barricade by a solitary assailant,” said Yogananda Pittman’s head of The police of the US Capitol. UU., Declaration.
Evans was an 18-year veteran of the USCP that served on the first unit of the Respondent of the Division of the Capitol, Pittman said. “Please keep official Evans and the family of him in his thoughts and prayers,” he added.
The loss of the officer is a strong blow for the USCP, who lost the officer Brian Sicknick when a multitude of the supporters of former President Donald Trump assaulted the Capitol on the 6th and two other officers died for suicide after the attack.
Pittman said at a press conference that at 1:02 p.m. EDT, a driver turned on his vehicle in two USCP officers near the capitol and then continued reaching the barrier on Constitution Avenue. The suspect proceeded to leave the car, brandishing a knife and “began to blur aggressively towards the police officers of the United States,” ignoring the verbal commands, he said. Then, the officers shot the suspect, who later died in a hospital.
The USCP announced on Friday, the other officer “that was hit by the car is in stable and non-threatening conditions.”
The suspect was identified as Noah Green, 25, from Indiana, said he informed an official of the law informed about research. The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said that the suspect also seemed to have links with Virginia.
D.C. The Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Contei III, said there does not seem to be a continuous threat related to the incident and that “it does not seem to be related to terrorism.”
Contei said that the police are investigating to determine the Green motive. He said that the green was not known as D.C. Police or USCP and a threat was not previously considered for legislators.
The closed entry that Green Rammed is one of several that allow access to the US capitol. UU and is mainly used by senators and staff.
The Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. reported that they received a call from 911 at 1:05 p.m. About a “possible shot” near the Capitol.
After the incident, the Capitol was placed in blocking. A USCP email sent to Capitol Hill staff at 1:20 p.m. EDT said: “The threat of external security located in all the buildings of Capitol Campus of the United States continues.” The email told the outside to “Search coverage” and text message alerts asked those who will remain away from Windows.
The blockade rose to approximately 3 p.m.
“The USCP has approved the external security threat incident located in all US Cap Campus buildings. UU. However, the areas of the crime scene will continue to be restricted and people must follow the direction of the police”, He said an email sent to the members of the Capitol Hill staff.
Jake Sherman, a Capitol Hill reporter for Punchbowl News, shared images of a helicopter landing on the east side of the Capitol building in response to the incident.
Access to Capitol’s premises has been strongly protected since January 6, the disturbances that left five dead, including Sicknick. The Friday incident did not seem to have any connection with the attack on January 6.
Two layers of 8-foot fences, covered with barbed wire, were erected in the consequences, one that surrounded the Capitol and another surrounding the General Campus and the Blocks of Federal Buildings, including the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.
The outdoor fence withdrew at the end of last month, which allowed pedestrians and vehicles to access closer to the Capitol, including the area where this incident took place.
The incident occurred, while both Congress cameras are out of the session and most legislators are back in their domestic districts.
Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C. Who was back in South Carolina, but had something from him at his Capitol Hill’s office, he said he was “grateful”, the incident did not creep?