Officer William Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force, was killed after Noah Green, 25, ploughed his auto into a security barrier on Capitol Hill on Friday afternoon before leaping out with a knife. According to the agency, the Green exited the vehicle with a knife and ran toward other officers, who shot him. Police shot the suspect, 25-year-old Noah Green, who died at a hospital. He was a member of the first responders unit and an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police.
Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee told the news agency that the incident did not seem to be terrorism-related, but investigation into it would continue. He described himself as a follower of the Nation of Islam and its longtime leader, Louis Farrakhan, and spoke of going through a hard time when he leaned on his faith.More news: Statement from Warden Bob Crate on provincial shutdown — RELEASE
"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. The driver slipped through a gate that had opened to allow traffic in and out of the Capitol and rammed a barrier that had protected the building long before January 6.
The US Capitol complex has been locked down.
U.S. Capitol Police officers stand near a auto that crashed into a barricade on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 2, 2021.
The U.S. Capitol has been surrounded by a security fencing perimeter since the January 6 riot of pro-Trump supporters who attempted to prevent the counting of electoral college votes for President Joe Biden.More news: CDC says fully vaccinated Americans can resume low-risk travel
Nearly 140 Capitol Police officers were wounded in that attack, including officers not issued helmets who sustained head injuries and one with cracked ribs, according to the officers' union.
The incident occurred about 100 yards (91 meters) from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol, which is typically used by senators and staff on weekdays.
He 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.More news: US Capitol On Lockdown After Vehicle Rams 2 Officials, Driver Dead