Crime Photos: U.S. Capitol Police officer killed in vehicle attack; suspect shot dead
1 officer dead, 1 injured after car rams Capitol barrier
One Capitol Police officer was killed and another was injured after a car rammed into one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol complex, forcing the area into a lockdown.Capitol Police sent out a notice saying there was an "external security threat." No one was allowed to enter or leave the building and staff was advised to stay away from doors and windows.Police said a vehicle rammed into two Capitol Police officers, who were injured and transported to the hospital. Police later said that one of the officers died.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a car rammed a security barricade protecting the complex, locking down the building for two hours and reigniting tensions in a city still struggling to return to normalcy after the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
According to Capitol Police, a man drove his car into two officers and then crashed into the barricade. The driver exited the vehicle with a knife, “lunged” at one of the officers and was shot by police, officials said.
Lawmakers share support for police officers injured in Capitol attack
Lawmakers expressed their well-wishes for the officers reported to be killed or injured in an afternoon attack at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. © Provided by Washington Examiner The Capitol went into lockdown after a vehicle-ramming incident, which reportedly left one Capitol Police officer dead. A mob stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6 to protest Congress certifying an electoral victory for President Joe Biden. The riot left five people dead.Members are still gathering information on what happened, said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The suspect was taken into custody. He and the two seriously injured officers were transported to hospitals, where one officer and the suspect died, officials said.
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GoFundMe for Billy Evans, Capitol Police Officer Killed in Car Attack, Raises $100k in 24 Hours .
The proceeds of the campaign will be put into a trust for Evans' two children and will "be used for their health, maintenance, comfort, support, and education in the coming months and years."The donations page was created Wednesday by Capitol Police Officer Lindsey Taylor, who served with Evans. In less than 24 hours, the site collected more than $114,000 in contributions.