US Capitol attack: Police officer killed named as 18-year veteran William Evans | World | News
Mr Evans was killed when a car rammed him and another officer into a barricade on Friday. Capitol Police said the other officer is in a “stable and non-threatening condition.”
The killer was shot after exiting the vehicle and lunging at officers, police said.
The suspect later died at a nearby hospital.
Police also said the man was not on any watch lists and appeared to be acting alone.
In a statement, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill said they are “heartbroken.”
In response to the attack, the president ordered flags at the White House be lowered to half-staff and is being briefed on the investigation.
Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman named the officer as William Evans. She said: “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.
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“Whether the attack was at law enforcement, or whoever, we have a responsibility to get to the bottom of it and we’ll do that.”