As the Attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 sparked the nation, the question of more security and a security fence is still on the table for discussion after another attack on the Capitol on Friday, April 2, killed U.S. Capitol Police Officer, William Evans and leaving another officer injured. Evans served 18 years on the force.
Noah Green, the man identified as the driver, rammed through the outer perimeter of the capitol with his car killing Officer Evans, but was not able to get through the second perimeter after being stopped by the baller, Retired Secret Service Agent, Jeff James told Fox 5. Green then got out of the car proceeding towards the officers with a knife in his hand. Officers then shot and killed Green on the scene.
“The balancing act is going to be tough now. What’s going to happen with the capitol of still having to have school groups come and still having tours to be able to still see the capitol, but also continuing to prevent events like this from happening in the future,” said James.
Green’s family tells the Washington Post he played football at Christopher Newport University in Virginia leaving him with head injuries and struggling with drugs and mental health disorders all while getting his MBA.
With more threats on the Capitol, more young police officers are looking to leave the force. The Capitol Police Officers Union Chairman is asking congress to authorize hiring more officers and upgrading infrastructure on the Capitol.
This comes as a troubling time for those who exercise around the capital because of the sensitivity of security.
During a Fox 5 interview, one man states, “I think it’s tragic. I think it’s still comment on how the U.S. has to be better at treating behavioral health challenges. And for the families of the Capitol Police, they’re been heroes for their whole service and what they’ve shown and their bravery in the pass couple of months has been extraordinary.”
It has been reported by Fox 5, the second man injured in the incident was released from G.W. Hospital, suffering from a leg injury, but was able to walk to his car after being wheeled out.