Willian “Billy” Evans
The Capitol Police officer killed by Noah Green, a follower of Nation of Islam, was identified Friday afternoon as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran who was with the department’s first responders unit.
The U.S. Capitol is under a lockdown after a car crashed into a security barrier near the building located on Constitution Avenue.
The driver, 25-year-old Noah Green, rammed the barrier on Senate side and exited the vehicle armed with a large blade.
The Capitol Police engaged Green and shot him dead.
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Unfortunately, Capitol Police officer Billy Evans passed away.
According to the Associated Press, Green stabbed one of the police officers.
Two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that the suspect stabbed one of the officers. The officials spoke to AP were not authorized to publicly discuss the pending investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
“I just ask that the public continue to keep U.S. Capitol Police and their families in your prayers,” Pittman said. “This has been an extremely difficult time for U.S. Capitol Police after the events of Jan. 6 and now the events that have occurred here today.”
Via a press release from Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman:
“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.”
Statement on the Loss of USCP Colleague Officer William “Billy” Evans: https://t.co/JMAEbTcbAp pic.twitter.com/DPvkAv5ptO
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021