Family of Capitol attack suspect expresses sympathy for officer who was killed

The family of the man identified as the person who killed one Capitol Police officer and injured another by ramming them with a vehicle on Friday has released a statement expressing condolences and saying the suspect “was not a terrorist by any means.”

In the statement issued on Saturday, the family said Noah Green, who was fatally shot by police, appeared to have been suffering from “depression and potential mental illness.”

William Evans served in the United States Capitol Police for 18 years. Credit:US Capitol Police

The other officer suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening and was hospitalised on Friday.

On Saturday, the Capitol Police said on Twitter that the department “is deeply grateful for the support we’ve received from around the world. We wish we could respond to each one of you. Please know your sympathy is appreciated beyond words.”

Evans is the second Capitol Police officer to die in the line of duty this year; Officer Brian D. Sicknick died of injuries he suffered fighting a riotous mob during the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

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