After the incident, police closed the entry and exit points of Capitol Hill as a precautionary measure. Security has been increased throughout the region.
Washington DC| While the memories of US Capitol Hill attack are in January are still fresh, the American parliament came under another attack on Friday. Firing was reported outside the Capitol Hill building late Friday at 11:30 pm IST. Here a car rider hit the police barricades. He also injured 2 policemen. The police then shot the car driver. He was admitted to the hospital in an injured condition, where he died. The police officer said that he attacked a policeman with a knife. The security personnel also died during treatment.
The Parliament House was closed during the incident. Police appealed to people around to stay indoors. They also instructed people to not stand near the windows. The car rider has been identified as 25-year-old Noah Green. Police have also recovered a knife from the car.
UPDATE: Here is the latest information. pic.twitter.com/GOVaMv8EXk
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
National Guards personnel deployed
After the incident, police closed the entry and exit points of Capitol Hill as a precautionary measure. At the same time security has been increased throughout the region. Both the White House and Vice President Kamala Harris released a statement shortly after the attack condemning the incident. A contingent of National Guard soldiers are marching on the streets and streets of the US Capitol.
Statement by President Biden on the attack outside the Capitol today that left a US Capitol Police Officer dead.
Flags at the White House have been lowered to half-staff through April 6th pic.twitter.com/q1mP18IOzC
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) April 2, 2021
— Lisa Bennatan (@LisaBennatan) April 2, 2021
The Capitol Police Chief told the media that the suspect had also been killed in the attack. The suspect was not on the radar of the US Capitol Police prior to the attack. He has also ruled out a terrorist attack. However, complete information will be revealed only after investigation.
Meanwhile, CNN reporter Lauren Fox reported arrival of ambulances and a helicopter outside the building. One person was seen on a stretcher. Police has alerted security agencies throughout the area.
In the month of January this year, former US President Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the US Parliament. 5 people were killed and around hundreds were injured in the attack. A few days later, Joe Biden was sworn in as the US President.