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US Capitol lockdown lifted after one officer, suspect killed in vehicle attack

2021-04-03 09:02:46       source:Global Times

April 3, 2021

The lockdown at the US Capitol was lifted about two hours after a person rammed a car into barriers surrounding the complex on Friday afternoon, leaving one police officer dead and another injured.

The driver was shot by police and died in hospital. Local media citing senior law enforcement officials in charge of the investigation said the suspect has been identified as Noah Green, a 25-year-old man from Midwest state Indiana.

Green is a Nation of Islam follower, according to MSNBC, citing Facebook content that was thought to be posted by him. The authorities have not yet confirmed the suspect's identity or specified a motive.

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