On Friday, after a man drove a car into the security roadblock of the Capitol Complex, a U.S. Capitol police officer was killed and another was injured..
Pittman said the driver did not respond to the verbal order after jumping off the car with a knife, and “rushed” at the police officer and was shot. The suspect was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after.
Four senior law enforcement officers who briefly introduced the investigation identified the suspect as Noah Green, a 25-year-old man from Indiana.
The whereabouts of the officer was identified as William “Billy”
The extent of the injuries of the second-class officers is unclear.
“I just ask the public to continue to pray to the U.S. Capitol Police and their families. Pittman said: “After the incident on January 6, it was an extremely difficult time for the U.S. Capitol Police, and it is happening today. The incident has arrived. “
The Acting Commissioner of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Robert Contee (Robert Contee) said his department will take over the investigation. Kandy said: “This seems to have nothing to do with terrorism.”
Both Kandy and Pittman said that the suspect was not someone they knew before in their department.
Officials said the attempted accident occurred at the vehicle entrance of the North Barricade at around 1 pm Eastern Time. After the incident, the Capitol was locked for approximately two hours.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi) ordered a half-mast flying over the Capitol in memory of the fallen officer.
Congress is in the spring recess this week, so the members have returned home and are not working in the building.
A large law enforcement force quickly descended on the complex, including dozens of National Guard troops. Two stretchers were seen taken away from the ambulance, and a helicopter landed on the east side of the Capitol.
The message sent to the Congress Office said: “Due to external security threats,” “No entry or exit is currently allowed. You can move throughout the building, but please stay away from external windows and doors. If you are outside, seek cover.”
Since Trump supporters rioted on the complex in an election vote before the joint meeting of Congress on January 6, the security of the Capitol has been strengthened by additional security measures and personnel. During the riots, a police officer, Brian Sicknick, died from his injuries, and within a few weeks after the violence, two other police officers committed suicide.
This is a developing story, please come back for more updates.
Lauren Egan and Tom Winter Contributed.