1 Capitol Police officer killed after car rams into law enforcement at security barricade, 2nd officer injured

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): The USCP Officer who was killed has been identified as William F. “Billy” Evans, who had been a Capitol Police Officer for 18 years.

“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. Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years.  He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers,” said acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman.

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UPDATE (2:17 p.m.): U.S. Capitol Police announced on Twitter that the suspect was also transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 1:30 p.m.

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): Capitol Police Chief: one Capitol Police officer killed after car rams into law enforcement at security barricade, second officer was injured and has been transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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U.S. Capitol Police officers stand near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two law enforcement officials say a man rammed a car into two Capitol Police officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol before being shot to death by authorities when he climbed out of the vehicle while appearing to brandish a knife.

The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday afternoon as the event was unfolding. Both Capitol Police officers were taken to the hospital, with at least one in serious condition.

The crash comes as Congress is on recess and as the Washington region remains on edge months after a mob stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were voting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win.

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