Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop releases statement on attack at U.S. Capitol

Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop releases statement on attack at U.S. Capitol

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Capitol police officer has been killed after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, and then emerged a wielding a knife Friday afternoon.

The suspect died at a hospital. Police identified the slain officer as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department’s first responders unit.

The House and Senate were not in session, but District 2 Congressman Sanford Bishop shared the following statement on the attack:

“I am very disturbed by the attack today on the U.S. Capitol. I send my deepest condolences to the loved ones of the officer who was killed today, and I will continue to pray for the full recovery of the second officer injured in this attack.”

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