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A car rammed into a barricade outside the US Capitol on Friday, injuring two Capitol Police officers, one of whom later died of his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, who multiple outlets have identified as Noah Green, was shot dead by one of the officers after he “exited the car with a knife in hand” and “lunged” at the officers, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said at a press conference following the incident.

Authorities have yet to confirm a motive behind the incident, but Robert Contee, acting chief of the DC Metropolitan Police Department, said the incident “does not appear to be terrorism-related.”

The MPD will take over the investigation into the attack, Contee said.

Law enforcement sources said Green, 25, recently lived in Virginia, though NBC News and The New York Times reported that he was from Indiana. Green’s brother, Brendan Green, told The Washington Post Noah had recently lived in Botswana for a brief period but moved into his Virginia apartment two weeks ago after calling him crying and saying he needed help. 

Friends and family told The Post they were worried about his mental health in recent years.

Green, who played football at …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

      

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