Man Drives Car Into US Capitol Barricade Killing 1 Officer
Updated: Apr 5
On Friday, a 25 year old man rammed his car into a barricade outside the US Capitol, directly striking two officers. He then emerged from the car wielding a knife before he was shot by authorities. The suspect, identified as Noah Green, later died in the hospital.
One of the officers struck by the vehicle, Officer William Evans, passed away from the injuries, making him the seventh US Capitol Officer to die in the line of duty.
Authorities are investigating Green to try and determine the reason for the attack. Green is a self-proclaimed follower of the “Nation of Islam” and said he had been going through a difficult time in recent online posts, but no direct reason has been found thus far.
The US Capitol has remained on heightened alert since the Jan 6 riot in which nearly 140 Capitol officers were injured. A tall security fence was established around the Capitol earlier this year to provide extra protection.
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