UPDATE: 4:35 pm — According to Capitol Police, the fallen officer has been identified as William “Billy” Evans.
Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman wrote in a statement,”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.”
Officials say the suspect has been identified as Noah Green, 25. Police say the motive behind this attack is still unknown and continue to investigate.
UPDATE: 2:46 pm — During an afternoon briefing it was announced that one of the injured Capitol Police officers succumbed to their injuries. The suspect in this incident has also been pronounced dead.
Officials say the suspect exited the vehicle with a knife in hand and ran towards officers.
WASHINGTON (WDVM) — According to Capitol Police, the Capitol is on lockdown due to an external threat.
“The North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital.”
According to officials, the following roads have been blocked due to “external security threat at the North Barricade of the U.S. Capitol.”
- Constitution Avenue between Second Street NE and First Street NW
- First Street between Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue SE
This is a developing story and will be updated.