One Officer Dead, Another Wounded, Suspect Dead Near US Capitol
Another incident, another dead Capitol Police officer, along with the suspect, near the United States Capitol on Friday.
One Capitol Police officer was killed and another injured Friday when a man crashed his vehicle into them near the U.S. Capitol, an attack that once again put the city on edge as threats stemming from the deadly insurrection in January had started to wane.
The slain officer was identified as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran who a neighbor said was the father of two children. It was not immediately clear how he was fatally injured.
Acting Capitol Police chief Yogananda Pittman said that after the officers were struck, a man exited the vehicle with a knife and started lunging. She said at least one police officer opened fire, killing the attacker.
Several people familiar with the investigation identified the driver as Noah Green, who shared an apartment with his brother in Virginia. The brother said that Green, who was in his 20s, struggled with drug use and paranoia and that his family worried about his mental state.
Green was not known to either D.C. or Capitol police, according to authorities. “It does not appear to be terrorism-related,” acting D.C. police chief Robert J. Contee III told reporters.