RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered all U.S. and Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of Friday's deadly car attack at the U.S. Capitol.
Northam's announcement was made in accordance with a proclamation from President Joe Biden.
One Capitol Police officer was killed and another was injured after officials say a man rammed his vehicle outside the Capitol building. The fallen officer has been identified as Officer William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran of the department.
The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Noah Green, was killed by Capitol Police after officials say he got out of the vehicle with a knife in hand, didn’t respond to verbal commands and appeared to lunge towards the officers.
This ramming incident comes nearly three months after insurrectionists stormed the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden’s presidential win. Evans was the fourth member of the Capitol Police to die since the Jan. 6 insurrection.
In accordance with @POTUS, I am ordering U.S. and Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on April 6, 2021 as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of the victims of today’s attack at the U.S. Capitol, including @CapitolPolice Officer Bill Evans.— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) April 3, 2021