WASHINGTON – “It doesn’t look like a terrorist act.” So the police chief, Robert Contee, at a press conference. It is on high alert in Washington, where Capitol Hill is in lockdown after two policemen are attacked near the US Congress building, hit by a car on Constitution Avenue. One of the two officers died after being transported to the hospital.
The driving suspect, 25-year-old Indiana Noah Green, was killed by officers after stabbing one of the policemen. This was reported by the police after the Capitol was isolated due to an “external security threat”. The parliamentarians were ordered not to enter or leave the complex, only allowed to move between the buildings, but to stay away from windows and doors. Green would be a follower of the Nation of Islam, the radical Islamic movement led by Louis Farrakhan and which had among its members Malcolm X and Mohammed Ali.
The assailant, according to the Cnn, he allegedly got out of the car brandishing a knife and wounding one of the two officers. In response, the police stopped him by shooting him.
The Republican Senator Mitch McConnell he tweeted his wishes to the two injured policemen. And he wrote that they are still trying to figure out what happened.