At least one officer, drew their weapon and shot the suspect.
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.
A police officer died following an attack at the US Capitol complex in Washington DC while another was hospitalised with injuries.
Officer William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran of the police force, was identified as the officer killed on Friday. He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division's First Responder's Unit. "Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers".More news: These are the new gathering limits under Ontario's emergency brake shutdown
Green got out of the vehicle, wielding a knife, and lunged at officers before being fatally shot.
The question of security at the Capitol has generated a heated debate in Congress amid a highly politicised environment following the Jan 6 riot and former president Donald Trump's role in inciting his supporters to violence.
According to CNN, the White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden is "aware" of the Capitol incident.More news: Fully vaccinated people can fly in US
The union representing the officers called Friday's attack "a tragic situation that adds to a very hard year for our membership". "I think everything is going to be re-evaluated after today", he said. "I can't believe this is happening again, and so soon after Brian and Officer Liebengood's death". They have not identified the other officer who was injured. The National Guard was seen responding to Friday's attack, and later confirmed it had been deployed to the Capitol. The attack occurred about 100 yards (meters) from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol. Ryan said that lawmakers would be "reviewing everything" after the attack. But his motive for the attack remains unknown. "In the meantime, maybe that fence can prevent some of these things from happening".
The crash and shooting happened at a security checkpoint near the Capitol as Congress is on recess.
- Staff and wire reports.
Andres Triay, Michael Kaplan, Kris Van Cleave and Rebecca Kaplan contributed reporting.More news: At least 48 dead after vehicle hits train, causes derailment in Taiwan