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U.S. Capitol attacked with a car. One officer and the attacker are dead

U.S. Capitol attacked with a car. One officer and the attacker are dead

A car crashed into a security barrier at the US Capitol complex and has left one police officer dead and another in hospital with injuries. The driver then lunged towards the officers with a knife, police said. The officers opened fire and the suspect was shot dead. Authorities said the attack did not appear to be terrorism-related. The name of the attacker or motives have not been announced.

Josh
Josh
Fair Witness
Fair Witness 2 weeks

I know that very little has been released and an investigation has only just begun, but I find it difficult to believe that a rational person would do something like this. Though no one asked for it, in my opinion this seems to be yet another brick in the very unstable wall of mental illness that so many people in our governing body choose to continue to ignore. This is hitting crisis levels and yet all that is being done is continuous talk of gun control. The guns, knives, bombs, cars etc are not the problem. I don't know how many of you remember the 'disgruntled employee' (read postal worker) problems we had in the early eighties. People were so stressed out and suffering from PTSD and a host of other mental illness problems were going to work and shooting their coworkers. That's when the employee help line was established, something we still have to this day. Steps were taken to provide a safe place for these people to talk without judgment and get the help they needed for coping. I'm just spit balling here, but mental illness has become a national crisis and no one is doing anything about it. Gun control is not the answer. Even crazy people have good days. Asking gun shop owners to become mental illness experts is not the answer. If free health care is so abhorrent to so many people then we should at least consider free mental health care, because at this rate these slayings are going to become so common place that public safety will be a thing of the past. Good grief people, call your congress people, call your senators, email them. We need a public safety net for the mentally ill. It is clear that ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Just like the police and fire departments, we need a place we can call for mental health emergencies. We ask the police to do too much already. Feel free to tear this apart, but at least you read it. Starting a conversation or even an argument is better than ignoring it.

Amy
Amy 2 weeks

Whatever happened to a delay of naming the deceased to give a chance to notify family. Both the officer who lost his life, and the assailant it’s names have already been released. Noah Green, 25, was from Indiana. The officer who died was identified as William "Billy" Evans.

Diego
Diego 2 weeks

Sounds isolated and there doesn't seem to be a motive and could possibly be they wanted to do it because they thougth they could.

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