U.S. Capitol Police Officer Killed In Attack At Capitol Checkpoint

One U.S. Capitol Police officer is dead and another is hospitalized with injuries after an apparent attack Friday at a Capitol checkpoint in which a man rammed his car into officers and lunged at them with a knife, police said.

Capitol Police identified the slain officer as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force.

Evans began his service on March 7, 2003, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said in a statement, and he was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. No other details were given.

The other police officer is in “stable and non-threatening condition,” Capitol Police said.