President Biden stated Friday that he and First Girl Jill Biden are “heartbroken” over the assault by a reported Nation of Islam follower who killed Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans and injured one other cop.
Biden additionally stated he’d ordered White House flags lowered to half-staff in honor of the slain cop, including, “I would like to categorical the nation’s gratitude to the Capitol Police, the Nationwide Guard Quick Response Power, and others who shortly responded to this assault.”
“Jill and I have been heartbroken to be taught of the violent assault at a safety checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police, and left a fellow officer preventing for his life,” Biden stated in a ready assertion.
“We ship our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans’ household, and everybody grieving his loss. We all know what a troublesome time this has been for the Capitol, everybody who works there, and people who defend it.”
Biden additionally invoked the demise of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick throughout the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, describing Evans’ slaying as “the lack of one more brave Capitol Police officer.”
The president stated he’s been receiving “ongoing briefings” from Nationwide Safety Adviser Jake Sullivan “and can be getting additional updates because the investigation proceeds.”
Evans died after he and one other, unidentified cop have been run down shortly after 1 p.m. by a driver recognized as Noah Inexperienced, 25, whose since-deleted Fb web page described him as a follower of the Nation of Islam.
Evans was shot and killed when he hopped out of his automobile and ran towards cops with a knife, authorities stated.