The Capitol police officer killed in that attack earlier today has been identified as William “Billy Evans.”
Evans was a 18 year veteran of the department and has been serving since 2003.
Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said in a statement “it is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant.”
“Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 year,” he added.
The suspect in the U.S. Capitol police killing has been identified as Noah Green, 25, from Indiana.
Per the report, a law enforcement source said he identifies himself as a Nation of Islam follower on Facebook who may have recently lost his job.
DC Capitol ramming suspect identified as 25-year-old Noah Green, originally from Indiana but living in Norfolk, Virginia. His Facebook page shows he was an ardent follower of The Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. pic.twitter.com/Wq63yvyTXp
— Anthony Brian Logan (ABL) 🇺🇸 (@ANTHONYBLOGAN) April 2, 2021
NBC’s Pete Williams reports on @MSNBC: The suspect in Capitol Police incident is a 25 year old Indiana man named Noah Green. May have lived in Virginia. On his Facebook page, he notes that he is a follower of the Nation of Islam. Suspect is now dead.
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) April 2, 2021
From the U.S. Capitol Police:
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
The US Capitol was locked down on Friday after Noah Green, wielding a knife, rammed into a barricade, leaving a Capitol officer Billy Evans dead. The suspect is also dead and another officer was injured.
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com