US President Joe Biden expressed his grief over the recent US Capitol incident by saying that he and first lady Jill Biden were heartbroken due to the violent attack that killed one police officer and wounded the other.
The president offered his condolences for the slain Officer William Evans of the US Capitol Police. He also offered prayers for the well-being of the officer who’s fighting for his life.
What was the US Capitol attack?
As seen television footage, a blue sedan car crashed at a security barrier on one of the streets leading to Congress. The driver of the car jumped out of the vehicle and rushed towards the officers with a knife but he was shot dead by the officers said Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman.
The accident resulted in the death of an office and left another injured who was taken to a hospital in an air ambulance. The attack came amid heightened security after the January 6 attack by the supporters of then-president Donald Trump.
What was the motive behind the attack?
At first, it was considered a terrorist attack but Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said that he didn’t suspect any terror link in the attack. Also, no information was available about the identification of the attacker or his motive.
But National Guard troops had been mobilized and a lockdown was imposed on the US Capitol. The staff at the huge Capitol complex ordered to stay indoors till the next order.