MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all Minnesota flags at state buildings to fly at half-staff till sundown on Tuesday to honor the victims of Friday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol.
On Friday afternoon, two U.S. Capitol cops had been rammed by a automobile at a barricade on the Structure Avenue entry level to the Capitol. One of many officers, William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran with the Capitol police, died from his accidents. The opposite officer is in steady situation with non-life-threatening accidents.
The suspect, recognized as Noah R. Inexperienced, was shot by police and died later at a close-by hospital.
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“I do know from my time in Congress that the women and men who defend the Capitol are courageous, selfless public servants. My prayers are with the Capitol Police as we speak as they mourn one other mindless lack of their very own and I want the officer injured a speedy restoration,” Walz stated on Friday.
The incident occurred virtually three months after the lethal assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The riot resulted within the demise of 5 individuals, together with Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.