What We Know And Don't Know About the US Capitol Attack 1

Early Friday afternoon, the United States Capitol was locked down after a suspect rammed a vehicle into two Capitol Police officers. Here is what we know as of 7:30 p.m.

  • One Capitol Police officer was killed, and another officer was injured. The suspect was also killed.

  • The officer who died has been identified as William F. Evans, an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police.

  • The suspect has been identified as Noah Green, 25, of Indiana. On his Facebook page, he said he was struggling during the pandemic and described himself as a follower of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam.

  • Mr. Green rammed a vehicle into the two officers, then got out of the vehicle and lunged at the officers with a knife, according to the acting chief of the Capitol Police.

  • The Capitol was locked down around 1 p.m., and the police declared the threat “neutralized” about an hour and a half later.

  • Congress is on recess, so most lawmakers were not at the Capitol, but many staff members were. President Biden also was not in Washington, having left earlier in the day for Camp David.

  • The identity of the second police officer, which will not be released until his or her family is notified.

  • Mr. Green’s motive for the attack.