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Noah Green: Everything we know about the US Capitol attack suspect

Noah Green: Everything we know about the US Capitol attack suspect”

The lockdown at the U.S. Capitol was lifted about two hours after a person rammed a vehicle into barriers surrounding the complex on Friday afternoon, leaving one police officer dead and another injured.

"Today, America's heart has been broken by the tragic and heroic death of one of our Capitol Police heroes: Officer William Evans", the California Democrat said.

Nearly 140 Capitol Police officers were wounded in that attack, including officers not issued helmets who sustained head injuries and one with cracked ribs, according to the officers' union.

The security checkpoint is typically used by senators and staff on weekdays.

The White House released a statement from President Joe Biden addressing the attack on the United States Capitol on Friday.

"Capitol Police officers heroically defended our Capitol when it was under attack yet again, and I am deeply grateful for their service", Moulton said.

The Capitol buildings have been placed under lockdown, with nobody allowed in or out of the complex.

US Capitol: Two officers injured and building locked down

The authorities say he was not known to police and terrorism does not appear to have been a motive. Congress is now on recess.

Two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that investigators initially believed the suspect stabbed one of the officers, but it was later unclear whether the knife actually made contact, in part because the vehicle struck the officers with such force.

Capitol police officials said the driver rammed their auto into a barricade along Constitution Avenue. Fencing that prevented vehicular traffic near that area was recently removed.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the flags at the U.S. Capitol to be flown at half-mast in honor of the slain officers, tweeted Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff. But the hallways were mostly empty despite the chaos outside.

The suspect who rammed two U.S. Capitol Police officers at a barricade appeared to have a knife and was shot by police.

Authorities have begun only in the past couple of weeks to remove the outer ring of high, razor-wire-topped fencing erected around the sprawling Capitol complex after an attack on January 6 by thousands of supporters of then-President Donald Trump. The officials could not discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. National Guard troops who have guarded the building since then were seen mobilizing around the area of the incident. He was shot by police and taken into custody.

The crash and shooting happened at a checkpoint near the Capitol as Congress is on recess.

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