The razor wire-topped fence surrounding the US Capitol since the Jan. 6 riots will likely stick around a while longer after a deadly attack that killed a police officer.
Hatred of the fence, along with other strict security measures put in place after the January attack on the Capitol Building, was among few areas of bipartisan agreement in Washington in recent weeks
Officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year-veteran of the force, died after a man rammed his car into a barrier outside the Senate side of the building. The driver, Noah Green, 25, was shot and when he lunged at cops with a knife after getting out of the car.
The breach could delay further reopening the Capitol grounds to the public, The Associated Press reported.
While about 2,300 National Guard members were slated to stay at the Capitol through the end of May because of heightened safety concerns, Capitol Police two weeks ago removed the outer