Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer, driver killed

Apr 5, 2021

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 was on recess.

It came as the Washington region remained on edge nearly three months after a mob of insurrectionists stormed the Capitol.