In a shocking incident, a driver rammed a vehicle into officers of the US Capitol Police and attacked them with a knife this afternoon. While one police officer and the suspect succumbed to their injuries, another injured officer is being treated for his injuries in hospital.
According to the US Capitol Police, “Just after 1 P.M, a man in a blue sedan rammed his vehicle into the North Barricade at the US Capitol, striking two USCP officials. The Department immediately locked down the Capitol Campus. The man exited the vehicle with a knife and ran towards our officers. At least one officer drew their weapon and shot the suspect.”
Officer William Evans succumbed to his injuries. “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,” said Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman.
According to the USCP, “The suspect was also transported by DC Fire and EMS to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 1:30 P.M.” The USCP also said, “The other USCP officer who was struck by the car is in stable and non-threatening condition.”
Image courtesy USCP Twitter.