US Capitol Police Officer Killed After Suspect Rams Car into Police Barrier

 According to reports, one US Capitol Police officer was killed and one injured after a suspect rammed his vehicle into a police barricade outside the Capitol Building.

The department’s acting chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters on Friday, “It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant.”

“Just after 1 p.m., a man in a blue sedan rammed his vehicle into the North Barricade at the US Capitol, striking 2 USCP officers,” the US Capitol Police said in a statement on Friday. “The Department immediately locked down the Capitol Campus. The man exited the vehicle with a knife and ran toward our officers. At least one officer, drew their weapon and shot the suspect.”

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Noah Green.

Source: cnn.com

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