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Officer Killed In Capitol Attack Was HS Athlete From New England

Officer Killed In Capitol Attack Was HS Athlete From New England”

When the incident occurred, police alerted staff members: "Due to an external security threat located All U.S. Capitol Campus Buildings, no entry or exit is permitted at this time", the alert reads.

One U.S Capitol Police officer died and another was injured Friday when a driver slammed a auto into a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol.

Berkshire County native William "Billy" Evans, who grew up in North Adams and neighboring Clarksburg, graduated from Western New England University.

A police officer was killed and another injured on Friday after a auto crashed into a barricade outside the United States Capitol complex in Washington DC, AFP reported.

Meanwhile, the Law enforcement officials said that "terrorism is not suspected in a deadly confrontation outside the US Capitol that began when a man rammed his auto into two officers outside the Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife". Green was shot and later died in the hospital, Pittman said during a news briefing.

The police are investigating the motive behind the attack, and at present it is not considered to be terrorist-related. "We know what a hard time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there, and those who protect it". Sections of surrounding roads have reopened for traffic. "Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years".

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US President Joe Biden said he was heartbroken by the death of the police officer, Reuters reported. "As we mourn the loss of yet another courageous Capitol Police officer, I have ordered that the White House flags be lowered to half-staff".

"Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the US Capitol grounds", Biden said in a statement.

In 2013, officers with the Capitol Police and Secret Service fatally shot a woman inside her auto after she led them on a high-speed chase that began outside the White House.

It comes as the Washington region remains on edge almost three months after a mob of armed insurrectionists loyal to former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden's presidential win.

Five people died in the January 6 riot, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who was among a badly outnumbered force trying to fight off the intruders.

This story has been corrected by referring to Louis Farrakhan as the Nation of Islam's longtime leader, not its founder.



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