Washington FOX News The United States Capitol was locked down on Friday due to an “exterior security threat,” as the United States Capitol Police (USCP) said one officer died and another was injured after a car rammed into them. Sources said the suspect exited his car wielding a knife and was shot by the USCP, dying of his injuries.

Police identified the slain officer as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department’s first responders unit. Authorities said the attack did not appear to be related to terrorism.

The suspect, Noah Green, 25, was from Indiana and also had ties to Virginia.

The crash and shooting happened at a security checkpoint near the Capitol as Congress is on recess. It comes as the Washington region remains on edge nearly three months after a mob of armed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol.


WASHINGTON (AP) —   FOX News  Two law enforcement officials say a car rammed into two Capitol Police officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, and the driver got out of the vehicle while appearing to brandish a knife before being shot by authorities. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday afternoon as the event was unfolding. Both Capitol Police officers and the driver were taken to the hospital, with at least one officer in serious condition. The incident comes as Congress is on recess and as the Washington region remains on edge months after a mob of armed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were voting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win.