What We Know About Car-Ramming Murderer of Capitol Hill Police Officer

What We Know About Car-Ramming Murderer of Capitol Hill Police Officer

"U.S. Capitol Police officers fired upon him".

The deaths came less than two weeks after the Capitol Police removed an outer fence that had temporarily cut off a wide swath of the area to cars and pedestrians.

The US Capitol Police identified the slain officer as William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force.

The attack comes as the Washington region remains on edge almost three months after a mob of armed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden's presidential win.

Facebook regularly shuts down pages belonging to suspects in terror attacks and high-profile fatal incidents, but typically before the press can locate.

The knife-wielding suspect, identified as who authorities said then lunged toward an officer, was then shot and killed by police. The driver was shot dead by the police after he got out of the auto and tried to attack them with a knife. The attack underscored that the building and campus - and the officers charged with protecting them - remain potential targets for violence. "We know what a hard time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there, and those who protect it", the President said.

President Joe Biden also ordered that US Flags at the White House be lowered to half-staff until April 6 in honour of a US Capitol Police officer who was killed in the attack.

US Capitol goes into lockdown after auto rams barricade, killing police officer
In the video clips, a heavy police presence is seen on the premises of the Capitol, which is sealed off with yellow tape. The law enforcement officials told the AP that the driver then got out of the auto with what appeared to be a knife.

The US Capitol went into lockdown on Friday (local time) after the incident at the North Barricade vehicle access point along Constitution Avenue outside the iconic building. Sections of surrounding roads have reopened for traffic.

The attack occurred about 100 yards (91 meters) from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol.

One officer has died of their injuries, another is in hospital in a "stable and non-threatening condition".

Capitol Police Officer William Evans died 30 minutes after the attack at the hospital.

On January 7, hundreds of supporters of former US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol complex as members of the Congress met to certify the results of the 2020 presidential elections, which Biden won.

Video posted online showed a blue sedan crashed against a vehicle barrier near the Capitol complex, and a police K9 inspecting the vehicle.

Heavy.com includes screenshots of numerous Facebook posts by and photos of Green, including one of some kind of Nation of Islam "certificate of completion" that he posted last month.

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