Noah Green: Everything we know about the US Capitol attack suspect

Noah Green: Everything we know about the US Capitol attack suspect

Whether the extra fencing around the Capitol was needed after the deadly January 6 insurrection has been a point of controversy in Washington, D.C. And despite Greene's sign, the fencing is under the purview of U.S. Capitol Police, not Pelosi, and was erected by law enforcement and the military.

He was also said he was a follower of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, who promotes Black nationalist, anti-white and anti-Semitic thinking.

No information was available on the identity of the attacker or his motivation, but Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee indicated that a terror link was not suspected at this stage. Officials said the other officer was in a stable and non-life threatening condition. One of the officers who was injured was taken by police auto to the hospital; the other was transported by emergency medical crews. The officers were then transported to hospital, one in an ambulance and one in a police cruiser.

Meanwhile, the Law enforcement officials said that "terrorism is not suspected in a deadly confrontation outside the US Capitol that began when a man rammed his vehicle into two officers outside the Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife".

At the time Trump's supporters shouted slogans including "Stop the Steal" and "Hang Mike Pence" as they attacked the Capitol and said they hoped to stop the election certification. Authorities installed a tall perimeter fence around the Capitol and for months restricted traffic along the roads closest to the building, but they have begun pulling back some of the emergency measures in recent weeks.

Pittman said the suspect did not appear to have been on the police's radar. He had been a member of the U.S. Capitol Police for 18 years. "Grateful to all the USCP and first responders who are on the scene".

US Capitol on lockdown over security threat
A law enforcement official says officers were responding to a report of a possible shooting on a street near the Capitol complex. The email stated Capitol Police officers shot the suspect after he rammed the barricade and exited holding a knife.

Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Tuesday. US National Guard troops were still on guard outside the legislature on Friday, having been posted to Washington, DC, in January after supporters of then-US President Donald Trump stormed the building in an attempt to void the results of the November 2020 election. "I'm heartbroken to learn of an officer's death in today's attack", tweeted Representative Angie Craig.

Video posted online showed a dark colored sedan crashed against a vehicle barrier and a police K-9 inspecting the vehicle.

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

The U.S. Capitol complex was placed on lockdown for a time after Friday's shooting, and staffers were told they could not enter or exit buildings.

Other footage showed National Guard troops marching toward the Capitol.

The incident comes almost three months after the deadly 6 January riot at the Capitol.

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