On Friday, a U.S. Capitol Policeman killed one U.S. Capitol Police and injured another in a crash on a roadblock outside the Capitol Building. After the suspect got out of the car and slammed the police officer, he was shot by the police. He later died in a nearby hospital.
officialThe 18-year veteran of the police force was identified as the officer who was killed on Friday. The Capitol Police said that another police officer was in stable condition and his life was not in danger.
Law enforcement sources told CBS News that the suspect was identified as 25-year-old Noah R. Green from Indiana, who has not received the attention of law enforcement.
According to a federal law enforcement official and a source on Capitol Hill, Green is an African American who has not appeared on any watch lists and appears to be acting alone.
The police said that Green rammed his car into the police officer at 1:02 pm, then exited the car and rushed towards them. The Commissioner of the Congressional Police Service, Yogananda Pittman, said at a news conference on Friday that the police officer subsequently opened fire on the suspect. Multiple sources stated that one of the police officers was stabbed, but it is not clear which police officer was stabbed.
Shortly after 1 pm, the Capitol Police issued a preliminary alert to Congress staff, warning them of “external security threats.” Within about an hour and a half, the police issued an alarm again, stating that the threat had been “eliminated.”
President Biden said in a statement that he and first lady Jill Biden were “heartbroken” to learn of the attack, adding that he was receiving information about the incident from his homeland security adviser. Briefing of the event. Mr. Biden at Camp David over the weekend ordered the reduction of the White House flag to half.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to her colleagues that she is ordering the flag of the Capitol to be reduced to half.
“In such a painful moment, no words are enough. However, I hope this will bring comfort to the family of Officer Evans and the family of another officer, because the scope of their duties has been hurt, so many people Heartbroken and grateful for the lives of these officers. Bravely protect the Capitol.” Pelosi said. “For U.S. President Evans and his family, raising half-mast to commemorate his honor and sacrifice to the entire Congressional police force may comfort Officer Evans and his family. The president has The honor is assigned to the White House and all others. The Federal Building.”
Capitol Police said the Evans family is currently demanding privacy.
On January 6, the rioters overwhelmed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly attack, which occurred for nearly three months. The riots resulted in the deaths of five people, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. After the attack, two Capitol policemen also died of suicide and dozens of policemen were injured.
The union representing the military officers called Friday’s attack “a tragic situation that made our membership even more difficult.”
After the January attack, fences were erected around the Capitol and thousands of National Guards were sent to Washington.That safety fence isLast week, although a layer of internal fence remained around the Capitol itself.
The roadblock where the incident occurred was a checkpoint for the Senate of the Capitol. The chairman of the Congressional Oversight Committee, Tim Ryan, pointed out that the plan was implemented after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to protect the Capitol from potential car bomb attacks.
Due to the adjournment of Congress, the number of people at the Capitol on Friday was smaller than usual. Most of the parliamentarians are in their home state. Other congressional staff as well as journalists and police are also in their offices.
Andres Triay, Michael Kaplan, Kris Van Cleave and Rebecca Kaplan contributed reports.