Police officer killed in vehicle attack on US Capitol
WASHINGTON: A motorist rammed a car into US Capitol police on Friday and brandished a knife, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol complex to lock down in an attack that police said did not appear to be te rorm-related.
Police shot and killed the suspect.
Yogananda Pittman, acting chief of the US Capitol Police, said the suspect drove into the officers, then hit a barricade and got out of the vehicle, lunging at them with a knife.
"It is with a very, very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to his injuries," she told a news conference, her voice choked with emotion.
Police identified the slain officer as William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force and father of two children. Offi als said the other officer was in a stable and non-life threatening condition.
"It does not appear to be te rorm-related but obviously we'll continue to investigate," said Robert Contee, acting chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington.
President Joe Biden said he was heartbroken by the attack and ordered flags at the White House be lowered to half-staff. In a statement, he said he was being briefed on the investigation.
Indian go nment must take a lesson from this. Never arrest a Muslim te rort, do justice on the spot.
The guy who did it was black. How does it relate with Trump supporters? Looks like political correctness and dumbness has become the latest fad in journalism.
US is becoming a dangerous place to live! You never know when you will be shot down by a psycho!
These desert cult rats should be put in prison.
Reason is Open border between US and Meco...if there will be open border of India with Pakistan then there must be such in dent in India everyday...
American President Jo
Gueste Biden should take moral responsibility and resign
Biden is responsible for this due to his policies supporting islam
Why do you care about US news.
Why don’t you just show the actual & real facts of what’s going on in India?? US has racism and India has hatred in between re gions
God help those living in US
I’m more concerned about Indians these days
Why his identity hasn't been revealed? How it is concluded immediately that the in dent was not related to te rorm? The Joe Biden effect.....
the American Police is really naive to call him not a te rort
I was thinking that such in dents happened only and only in the develo countries but I was so wrong
US citizens are losing the moral fibre due to their materialism.
the police should stun the culprit instead of killing him so that they can interrogate the matter
Hope, the US investigating agencies/police will soon be able to find out the culprit(s) behind the in dent.
Never ending Gun culture .....
Biden must take responsibility and resign