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Suspect in U.S. Capitol attack suffered delusions

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Kristine Garrett | 04 April, 2021, 08:21

Police identified the slain officer as William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year-veteran who was a member of the department's first responder unit.

The suspect in Friday's attack on Capitol Police reportedly suffered mental issues, alleging that USA government agencies were spying on him, several media reports suggest. DC officials said that the attack does not appear to be terrorism-related, but the investigation is ongoing.

Federal and Law enforcement sources told CNN that the suspect in the attack was 25-year-old Noah Green from Indiana. "The suspect was also transported by DC Fire and EMS to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 1:30 pm", the police said.

In a statement emailed to Insider, a spokesperson said: "After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol Police and their loved ones".

Update: The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old Nation of Islam follower named Noah Green of IN. But the incident underscores that the building and campus remain potential targets for violence.

Vice President Kamala Harris condoled the death of the officer, saying that he made the "ultimate sacrifice" to protect the Capitol and the people who work there, reported ANI.

The incident happened at a vehicle checkpoint on Constitution Avenue, on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol Complex.

President Joe Biden in a statement expressed condolences and said he ordered the White House flag to be lowered at half-mast. Sections of surrounding roads have reopened for traffic.

In January a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in protest at the result of the 2020 presidential election.

Twenty-five year-old Nation of Islam follower Noah Green rammed his auto into a Capitol Hill barricade, killing Officer William "Billy" Evans and wounding another officer.

Video posted online showed a blue sedan crashed against a vehicle barrier near the Capitol complex, and a police K9 inspecting the vehicle.

Nearly 140 Capitol Police officers were wounded in that attack, including officers not issued helmets who sustained head injuries and one with cracked ribs, according to the officers' union.

The area was locked down for hours Friday but has since reopened, and National Guard troops stood outside the building on Saturday. In it, the Nation of Islam leader said Jesus was not the Messiah and called Christian theology a lie, Fox reported.

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