One officer killed after driver rams into US Capitol barricade

One officer killed after driver rams into US Capitol barricade

One officer died and another was injured in the incident.

US Capitol Police said on Twitter they were responding to the incident at the North Barricade, outside the US Senate, after "reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers".

"A suspect is in custody". All three were transported to the hospital, Pittman said. The other officer remains hospitalized.

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) also tweeted, "AJC mourns the death of a U.S. Capitol Police officer today".

"We know what a hard time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there, and those who protect it", he said. "At this time, the suspect has been pronounced deceased". I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey."Despite losing his job, he posted an image of a certificate that said he'd donated $1,085 to the Nation of Islam as a "Saviours' Day 2021" gift.Green also wrote that he had been faced with "fear, hunger, loss of wealth, and diminution of fruit" in recent months, and was being sustained by faith "centered on the belief of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah."He also alluded to more mainstream trappings of young adulthood".

Pittman did not release the identity of the suspect. "The family of the murdered officer is in our prayers and has our deepest sympathies". "This has been an extremely hard time for the US Capitol police after the events of January 6, and after the events that have occurred here today", she said.

U.S. Capitol Police Colleague Officer William "Billy" Evans.

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Pittman said there was no indication that the suspect had made threats to any specific members of Congress, and "there does not appear to be an ongoing threat" at this time. Another officer was taken to a separate hospital to be treated for his injuries, police said.

The security checkpoint is typically used by senators and staff on weekdays. Video showed Guard troops mobilizing near the area of the crash. Some were then seen surrounding roadblocks that had previously been installed on Capitol Hill.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told pool reporters that President Joe Biden, who arrived at Camp David at noontime on Friday to spend the Easter weekend, is "aware" of the Capitol incident.

Capitol Police officers near the vehicle that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington. "He is a martyr for our democracy".

The attack came amid tightened security in Washington after the January 6 insurrection by supporters of then-president Donald Trump. Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died during that assault. Trump was impeached for his role in inciting the riot, and a number of resignations followed, including the Capitol Police chief and the sergeants-at-arms of both the House and Senate. "The suspect did start lunging toward US Capitol Police officers, at which time US Capitol Police officers fired upon the suspect".

United States media said officials had identified the attacker as Noah Green, a 25-year-old Black man from IN and an adherent of the black nationalist Nation of Islam movement.

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