Officer Killed In Capitol Attack Was HS Athlete From New England

Modesto Morganelli
Aprile 3, 2021

The statement came after a motorist, reportedly identified as Noah Green, plowed a vehicle into a barrier at the Capitol. "We mourn with them during this hard time", she said, referencing the Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans who succumbed to injuries following the event.

U.S. Capitol Police said Officer William "Billy" Evans died from injuries sustained during the attack.

Police identified the slain officer as William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year-veteran who was a member of the department's first responder unit.

Two law enforcement sources involved in the investigation told BBC partner CBS News that the suspect in the attack was 25-year-old Noah Greene from Indiana.

He was killed when a 25-year-old man rammed the auto into two officers at a barricade outside the Capitol building on Friday, April 2.

He exited the vehicle and ran towards the officers - at least one of whom drew a weapon and shot the suspect.

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries he suffered while engaging the mob, and two other police officers who responded to the riot later died by suicide. Pittman said the suspect did not appear to have been on police radar. The officers were then transported to hospital, one in an ambulance and one in a police cruiser.

In a tweet, the police department said the condition of the second officer was stable and non-threatening. No motive is known at this time. "But obviously, we'll continue to investigate to see if there is some type of nexus along those lines", he said at a news conference Friday.

Whether the extra fencing around the Capitol was needed after the deadly January 6 insurrection has been a point of controversy in Washington, D.C. And despite Greene's sign, the fencing is under the purview of U.S. Capitol Police, not Pelosi, and was erected by law enforcement and the military.

Video shared on social media also showed a helicopter landing at the Capitol.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that she did not have an update about any change in security posture at the White House.

Biden, who is spending the weekend at Camp David, also ordered the U.S. 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.

The incident follows recent ramping down of some additional protective measures that were put into place after the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol Hill complex.

"Doug and I are grateful for the Capitol Police, the National Guard Immediate Response Force, and everyone else who responded swiftly to today's attack", she added.

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