CHICAGO – An Indiana man has been identified as the driver of a car that rammed a barricade at the U.S. Capitol Friday, which killed a Capitol police officer.
Capitol Police identified the man as 25-year-old Noah R. Green of Indiana.
According to reports, it was just after 1 pm Friday when Green rammed his car into the barricade. Afterward, Green allegedly exited the vehicle armed with a knife and stabbed a Capitol police officer in the face. Green injured two officers in the attack, killing Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans.
“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 years. He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers.” Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman wrote in a press release Friday.
UPDATE: Here is the latest information. pic.twitter.com/GOVaMv8EXk— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
Green was killed after exiting his car following the ramming when officers fired on the suspect.
The Capitol went on lockdown shortly after the attack but has since been lifted.
The attack marks the second death of a Capitol police officer by a rogue resident in three months and the first since U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died in the January 6th attacks on the Capitol.
Two Capitol Police officers later died by suicide following that attack.