Another injured officer was in stable condition Friday evening, according to the police.
Friday's crash and shooting happened at a checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol as Congress is on recess.
During the press briefing, US Capitol Police acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said the suspect in the attack, who brandished a knife after ramming his vehicle into a police barricade on Constitution Avenue and was subsequently shot by officers, had also died. According to the agency, the man exited the vehicle with a knife and ran toward other officers, who shot the man.
After pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6, an officer from New Jersey died.
"Our thoughts and prayer are with the Officer who passed and his family", Larry Cosme, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers' Association, said in a statement. The authorities have not yet confirmed the suspect's identity or specified a motive.
Law enforcement officials identified the suspect as 25-year-old Noah Green.
An online athletics bio from the university said he was born in Fairlea, West Virginia, and that the "person in history he'd most like to meet is Malcolm X".
In his Facebook post, Green wrote that he had been "unknowingly" taking a drug and suffering from side effects. Green was no longer available Friday afternoon.
The U.S. Capitol was placed under lockdown amid what Capitol Police described as "an external security threat". "This has been an extremely hard time for U.S. Capitol Police after the events of January 6 and now the events that have occurred here today". "My sincerest condolences to the families of the fallen and injured officers", Utah's 1st district representative said in a statement sent to FOX 13.
U.S. National Guard members stand guard in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., the United States, on April 2, 2021. The lockdown ended around 3 p.m.
"I am heartbroken. Please join me in praying for Officer Evans' family and all of our @CapitolPolice officers amid this tragedy", Miller said. "We're in their debt".
The FBI's Washington Field Office is responding to the situation and is now providing support to the Capitol Police. "We are still learning what's taken place". Authorities installed a tall perimeter fence around the Capitol and for months restricted traffic along the roads closest to the building, but they had begun pulling back some of the emergency measures. The suspect ran his vehicle into a barricade near the remaining fence, where senators often drive through on their way to work. National Guard troops were also seen lining up with their shields at various intersections near the Capitol.
"These men & women do so much to protect us every day", Capito said. Trump was impeached for his role in inciting the riot, and a number of resignations followed, including the Capitol Police chief and the sergeants-at-arms of both the House and Senate.
Per the DC Fire and EMS scanner, three individuals were picked up from Capitol Hill, including two police officers.
The Capitol was locked down and a National Guard team was deployed as police instructed staff to remain indoors.
Security at the Capitol has been very heavy since a mob attacked police and overran security checkpoints on January 6 after attending a political rally organized by former President Donald Trump. For example, in what seems to be a fad-like obsession with "white supremacy", Biden declared that "White supremacists are the greatest domestic terror threat in America" as CNN reported.
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