Capitol Police identify officer killed in attack

Capitol Police identify officer killed in attack

William'Billy' Evans has been an 18-year veteran of the police force

Authorities have identified the Capitol Police officer who died Friday following an assailant crashed into a barrier on Capitol grounds and allegedly brandished a knife.

"It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the death of Officer William'Billy' Evans this day from injuries he continued after an attack at the North Barricade by a single assailant," Pittman said. "Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years."

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

Evans and another Capitol Police officer had been injured following a motorist rammed into a barrier on the Senate side of the Capitol complex.

The suspect, identified as Noah Green, 25, exited the car and is said to have brandished a knife,'' officials said. He later died of his injuries.

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

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