Biden mourns death of police officer in Washington: ‘Difficult time for the Capitol’ | World

In a statement, Biden said he and First Lady Jill were “heartbroken” and said he regretted the recent episodes of violence at the US Congressional headquarters – on January 6, the building was invaded by a crowd of extremists who refused to accept Donald Trump’s defeat in the presidential election.

“We know it has been a difficult time for the Capitol, for everyone who works there and for those who protect the place,” said Biden.

2 of 5 US flag stands at half mast on Capitol Hill after police officer died this Friday (2) – Photo: Alex Brandon / AP Photo

US flag stands at half-mast on Capitol Hill after police officer died this Friday (2) – Photo: Alex Brandon / AP Photo

In addition, Biden also stated that the National Security Council is updating the president on the investigations. He even ordered the White House flags to be at half-mast, just like on the Capitol.

The dead policeman, William “Bill” Evans, worked in the Capitol Police since March 2003. The corporation also offered condolences to the agent’s family.

3 out of 5 William ‘Billy’ Evans, police officer killed this Friday (2) after being hit by the Capitol – Photo: US Capitol Police / Handout via Reuters

William ‘Billy’ Evans, police officer killed this Friday (2) after being hit by the Capitol – Photo: US Capitol Police / Handout via Reuters

Another policeman, with an undisclosed identity, was also injured in the hit and run. He was admitted to a hospital and, according to a medical report this evening, had a health condition considered stable.

The killer, a 25-year-old Indiana native identified as Noah Green, was shot by police officers as he left the car. He also received medical attention, but died in the hospital.

4 of 5 Isolated crime scene in front of the Capitol, in the USA, where a man ran over two policemen before being shot on Friday (2) – Photo: Al Drag / Reuters

Isolated crime scene in front of the Capitol, in the USA, where a man ran over two policemen before he was shot on Friday (2) – Photo: Al Drag / Reuters

See below a SUMMARY of the hit by the Capitol

  • A man came forward with a car over the security barrier set up around the Capitol in Washington, home of the US Congress.
  • Security officers shot the driver when he got out of the car with a knife in his hand, according to a local TV station – the man was detained at the hospital, but he could not resist his injuries and died.
  • Two policemen were run over. One of them died in the hospital.
  • Because of the incident, the headquarters of the US Congress was closed for just over two hours.
  • The motivation for the attack is unknown, and there are no links to the January 6 invasion of Capitol Hill by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Driver runs over and kills policeman on Capitol Hill in Washington

5 out of 5 Map shows incident site at Capitol on April 2, 2021 – Photo: G1 Mundo

Map shows location of incident on Capitol Hill on April 2, 2021 – Photo: G1 Mundo

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