Capitol Police identify officer killed in attack

Capitol Police identify officer killed in attack

April 2, 2021

Capitol suspect shot after getting out of car with knife

The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown after a suspect drove into Capitol officers. The suspect was shot after getting out of the car with a knife.

Authorities have identified the Capitol Police officer who died Friday when an assailant attacked authorities with a knife after crashing into a barrier on Capitol grounds. 

William “Billy” Evans was an 18-year veteran of the department who began his service on March 7, 2003, Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said 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,” Pittman said. “Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years.”

Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans died Friday when an attacker with a knife lunged toward authorities, officials said.
(United State Capitol Police)

She said Evans was a member of the division’s First Responder’s Unit. 

Evans and another Capitol Police officer were injured after a driver rammed into a barrier on the Senate side of the Capitol complex.

The suspect, identified as Noah Green, 25, exited the vehicle and attacked police with a knife, officials said. He later died of his injuries.

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The attack prompted a brief lockdown of the Capitol, which has seen a number of violent incidents in recent years, including the Jan. 6 riot in which five people died, including a Capitol Police officer. Two officers died of suicide after the attack. 

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