US Capitol lockdown lifted after one officer, suspect killed in vehicle attack

Members of US Capitol police and national guard walk near the scene after a police officer died Friday

Members of US Capitol police and national guard walk near the scene after a police officer died Friday

"Coming less than three months after Donald Trump's supporters violently stormed the complex, the suspect, named as Noah R Green of IN, was said by police to have "exited the vehicle with a knife IN hand" on Friday and started "lunging" at the officers" IN an attack not initially believed by investigators to be "terrorism-related", according to the acting chief of Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department.

Law enforcement sources involved in the investigation told CBS News that the suspect in the attack was 25-year-old Noah Green from Indiana.

Green is a Nation of Islam follower, according to MSNBC, citing Facebook content that was thought to be posted by him. The authorities have not yet affirmed the suspect's identity or specified a motive.

The dead police officer was identified by Capitol Police as 18-year veteran William "Billy" Evans.

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Suspect Rams Car Into US Capitol Barricade, Killing 1 Officer
We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. The incident occurred about 100 yards (91 meters) from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol.

As Congress is not now in session, most politicians were not at the Capitol complex at the time of the attack. He directed flags at the White House to be lowered to half staff. The Driver of the crashed vehicle emerged with a knife in his hand and started to run towards the officers.

The driver was sacked by police and passed away in hospital.

The attack occurred about 91 meters from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol before 1:30 p.m. eastern time.

Vehicles and walkers were blocked from going east on Constitution Avenue NE by barricades and armed National Guardsmen, along with D.C. police patrol cars. Six lives, including that of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, were lost in the incident.

Barbed wire fencing has been set up around the Capitol complex since the January 6 riot.

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