(CMR) A US Capitol police officer was killed and another injured after a suspect rammed a car in a barricade on Friday.
The dead officer was identified as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force and a member of its “First Responders Unit.”
“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,” acting chief of the Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman said.
The suspect in the attack, who brandished a knife after ramming his vehicle into a police barricade on Constitution Avenue and was subsequently shot by officers, later died. He has since been identified as Noah Green.
While investigations are ongoing, the police believe the immediate danger has subsided.
Capitol police said just after 1 pm, a man in a blue sedan rammed his vehicle into the North Barricade at the US Capitol, striking 2 USCP officers.
“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, ” a release stated.