1 Capitol Police officer killed, 1 hurt after car rams into law enforcement at security barricade

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Posted: Apr 2, 2021 12:26 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2021 3:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Capitol Police officer has been killed after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife.

The suspect died at a hospital.

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 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.

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