The suspect behind Friday’s deadly attack at the Capitol has been identified as a 25-year-old from Indiana with ties to the Nation of Islam, the religious organization led by extremist Louis Farrakhan.
“The Department immediately locked down the Capitol Campus” following the incident, according to a statement from the U.S. Capitol Police.
“The man exited the vehicle with a knife and ran toward our officers. At least one officer, drew their weapon and shot the suspect.”
Both officers and the suspect were transported to the hospital. Officer William Evans succumbed to his injuries and passed away Friday evening.
UPDATE: Here is the latest information.