Suspect in Capitol attack suffered delusions

Members of US Capitol police and national guard walk near the scene after a police officer died Friday

During the network's 2 p.m. ET program "Katy Tur Reports", NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams provided reporting on the then-unidentified suspect, who had just died, Fox News reported.

He was killed when a 25-year-old man rammed the vehicle into two officers at a barricade outside the Capitol building on Friday, April 2.

The suspect was shot dead by one of the officers after he "exited the vehicle with a knife in hand" and "lunged" at the officers, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said at a press conference following the incident, as Insider previously reported.

"I want to express the nation's gratitude to the Capitol Police, the National Guard Immediate Response Force, and others who quickly responded to this attack", Biden said.

"Whether the attack was at law enforcement, or whoever, we have a responsibility to get to the bottom of it and we'll do that", Robert Contee, the acting chief of Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department, said at a news conference. Sections of surrounding roads have reopened for traffic.

"U.S. Capitol Police officers fired upon him".

William Billy Evans joined the department in 2003 and was a member of its first responders unit.

"We send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans' family, and everyone grieving his loss", President Joe Biden said in a statement.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags lowered to half-staff on the Capitol, calling Evans "a martyr for our democracy".

The incident occurred about 100 yards (91 meters) from the entrance of the building on the Senate side of the Capitol, which is typically used by senators and staff on weekdays.

The drama unfolded at a security checkpoint near the Capitol complex, close to where armed insurrectionists stormed the building housing the US Congress on January 6.

The question of security at the Capitol has generated a heated debate in Congress amid a highly politicised environment following the Jan 6 riot and former president Donald Trump's role in inciting his supporters to violence.

Both officers were also taken to hospital, where one also died.

Facebook has confirmed that it removed the account of Noah Green, who multiple outlets identified as the suspect in Friday's attack at the Capitol, which killed one police officer and injured another.

He also said he was a follower of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, who promotes Black nationalist, anti-white and anti-Semitic thinking.

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