(DC)(04-2-2021) U.S. Capitol Police Officer struck & killed in vehicle attack
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a car rammed a security barricade protecting the complex, locking down the building for two hours and reigniting tensions in a city still struggling to return to normalcy after the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
According to Capitol Police, a man drove his car into two officers and then crashed into the barricade. The blue sedan appeared to hit a barrier that can be raised while Capitol Police search a vehicle and verify its occupants’ identities. The driver exited the vehicle with a knife, “lunged” at one of the officers, and was shot by police, officials said.
The fallen officer was identified as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police force who was a member of the division’s first responders unit. The other injured officer Ken Shaver was released from a hospital in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
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