A man drove a car into a security barricade at the Capitol complex on Friday afternoon, and was shot by police after jumping out of his car and lunging at the officers with a knife.
One officer was killed and the other injured.
The fallen officer was identified as William ‘Billy’ Evans. Pittman said he was an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police, and a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit.
The extent of the injuries to the other officer is unknown.
Robert Contee, acting chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, said that his department would take over the investigation. “It does not appear to be terrorism related,” Contee said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered flags to flown at half-staff in honor of the fallen officer.
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