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Crime Photos: U.S. Capitol Police officer killed in vehicle attack; suspect shot dead

03:40  03 april  2021
03:40  03 april  2021 Source:   latimes.com

1 officer dead, 1 injured after car rams Capitol barrier

  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.

a couple of people that are flying in the sky: Capitol Police officers lower the American flag on the Capitol building to half-staff to honor the officer killed in the line of duty earlier Friday. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images) © Provided by The LA Times Capitol Police officers lower the American flag on the Capitol building to half-staff to honor the officer killed in the line of duty earlier Friday. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images)

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 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.

a group of people wearing military uniforms: Members of the National Guard leave the Capitol perimeter they had been guarding Friday after a car crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill. One police officer is dead, and one was wounded. The suspect was fatally shot by police during the incident. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press) © (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press) Members of the National Guard leave the Capitol perimeter they had been guarding Friday after a car crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill. One police officer is dead, and one was wounded. The suspect was fatally shot by police during the incident. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press) a car parked in front of a mirror posing for the camera: The car that crashed into a barrier Friday on Capitol Hill. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press) © (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press) The car that crashed into a barrier Friday on Capitol Hill. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press) a group of people sitting on a runway: Authorities investigate the scene. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press) © (Alex Brandon / Associated Press) Authorities investigate the scene. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press) a group of people standing in a parking lot: Troops stand guard near the scene. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press) © (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press) Troops stand guard near the scene. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press) a man riding on the back of a motorcycle: U.S. Capitol Police officers salute as a procession carries the remains of the officer killed when a man rammed a car into a barricade outside the Capitol. (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press) © (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press) U.S. Capitol Police officers salute as a procession carries the remains of the officer killed when a man rammed a car into a barricade outside the Capitol. (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press) a group of people standing on top of a car: U.S. Capitol Police officers investigate. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press) © (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press) U.S. Capitol Police officers investigate. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press) a man wearing a military uniform: Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman attends a press briefing about the security incident Friday. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) © (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman attends a press briefing about the security incident Friday. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) a police car parked in a parking lot: National Guard troops carrying riot shields walk up Constitution Avenue after the incident. (Win McNamee / Getty Images) © (Win McNamee / Getty Images) National Guard troops carrying riot shields walk up Constitution Avenue after the incident. (Win McNamee / Getty Images) a man in a military uniform: A member of the National Guard patrols near the U.S. Capitol after a car crashed into a barrier Friday. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press) © (Alex Brandon / Associated Press) A member of the National Guard patrols near the U.S. Capitol after a car crashed into a barrier Friday. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press) a group of people standing in front of a car: A tow truck removes the car as law enforcement collect evidence at the scene after a vehicle charged a barricade Friday at the U.S. Capitol. (Win McNamee / Getty Images) © (Win McNamee / Getty Images) A tow truck removes the car as law enforcement collect evidence at the scene after a vehicle charged a barricade Friday at the U.S. Capitol. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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.

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