Auto rams into police at Capitol barricade; officer killed

Green died after being shot by police

It doesn't appear the driver was known to Capitol or Metro Police, officials said.

Meanwhile, the Law enforcement officials said that "terrorism is not suspected in a deadly confrontation outside the US Capitol that began when a man rammed his auto into two officers outside the Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife".

"It does not appear to be terrorism-related, but obviously we will continue to investigate", said Mr Contee. An investigation has been opened.

U.S. Capitol Police officers stand near a vehicle that crashed into a barricade on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 2, 2021.

Acting Chief of Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman speaks during a press conference near the US Capitol on April 2, 2021, after a vehicle drove into US Capitol police officers in Washington, DC. Three people - including two Capitol Police officers - killed themselves following the riot. "Please keep the entire USCP and the family of the officer in your thoughts & prayers today", McKinley tweeted.

The law enforcement officials told the AP that the suspect was shot and was being taken to the hospital in critical condition.

They added that no prior information about him had been found on any police databases, and that he did not appear to have any ties to the military.

© Provided by New York Daily News Law enforcement investigate the scene after a vehicle charged a barricade at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

Congress is now on recess.

Car Rams US Capitol Barricade; One Officer and Driver Dead
Large sections of fencing that secluded much of the surrounding area for months have only begun to come down in recent weeks. But Congress is now in recess, meaning the majority of politicians are not at the Capitol complex today.

Biden, who is spending the weekend at Camp David, also ordered the USA flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House and all federal buildings Friday until sunset on April 6 in honor of Evans. Biden in a statement expressed condolences and said he ordered the White House flag to be lowered at half-mast.

The Capitol was on lockdown amid reports of shots having been fired in the incident.

Capitol Hill has been tense over the past three months.

The death is the latest moment of sorrow for a department after the loss of Brian Sicknick, who clashed with rioters during the January 6 insurrection and died a day later, and Howard Liebengood, who committed suicide weeks after that.

"It's incredibly sad to hear about the passing of a Capitol Police Officer". Congress is now on recess.

However, thousands of troops have remained around the Capitol building to guard against further attacks the Federal Bureau of Investigation had warned of.

The officers struck by the auto were also taken to a hospital, where one of them, William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year department veteran, died from his injuries, officials said.

'You know we've seen members of Congress who have, you know, pointed at that wall and made speeches and sent out fundraising emails based on it, ' said Ryan, who chairs the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee.

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