A protracted-serving policeman has died after a driver rammed his car into officers at a safety barricade outdoors the US Capitol.
The incident came about at about 1 pm native time. The automotive, a blue Sedan, reportedly crashed right into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, injuring two law enforcement officials.
The driving force left the automotive carrying a knife and was shot by officers on the scene. Each the suspect and the 2 law enforcement officials have been then taken to hospital, the place one of many officers and the suspect died.
The officer has been named as William “Billy” Evans of the Capitol Division’s First Responders Unit, an 18-year veteran of the drive who had first joined in 2003.
Performing U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman mentioned: “It’s with profound unhappiness that I share the information of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from accidents he sustained following an assault on the North Barricade by a lone assailant.
“Officer Evans had been a member of the US Capitol Police for 18 years. He started his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. Please preserve Officer Evans and his household in your ideas and prayers.”
Robert J. Contee III, performing Chief of the Washington Metropolitan Police Division, mentioned the attacker was not identified to police and the incident was not considered terrorism-related.
It comes almost three months after the January 6 storming of the US Capitol constructing by supporters of Donald Trump, as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden’s victory within the presidential election.
The riot on the Capitol led to the deaths of 4 protesters and one police officer.
Fencing that prevented visitors close to the realm the place the ramming came about was just lately eliminated because the Capitol had began to open up after the January 6 rebel.
President Joe Biden had simply departed the White Home for Camp David when the incident occurred.