US Capitol Attack

Officer Injured in US Capitol Attack Released From Hospital

Shaver was injured when a driver rammed his car into officers standing at a barricade outside of the U.S. Capitol on Friday

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A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been released from the hospital after he was injured in Friday's attack outside of the U.S. Capitol.

A video obtained by NBC News shows Officer Ken Shaver leaving the hospital in a wheelchair on Saturday as a crowd of uniformed police officers and medical staff cheer. Once outside, Shaver stands up and walks to a waiting car. He appears to have a boot on his left foot, but his exact injuries are not known at this time.

NBC News has reached out to USCP for comment but has not heard back.

Shaver was injured when a driver, identified as 25-year-old Noah Green, rammed his car into officers standing at a barricade at the Capitol on Friday.

William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the department and member of its first responders unit, died.

Shaver was the only other officer injured in the attack.

Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman and Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Contee III held a joint press conference on Friday after a suspect armed with a knife rammed a barrier to the U.S. Capitol, killing one police officer and injuring another. “This has been an extremely difficult time for U.S. Capitol Police after the events of January 6, and now the events that have occurred here today,” Pittman said.

Authorities shot and killed the suspect after he emerged from the crashed car with a knife in his hand and started to run at the pair of officers, Capitol Police acting Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters.

An investigation into the attack is ongoing.

Evans' death is the latest moment of sorrow for a department after the loss of Brian Sicknick, who clashed with rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection and died a day later, and Howard Liebengood, who committed suicide days after that.

A driver struck two officers, killing one. The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old male from Indiana.

Now, the union that represents police officers is asking Congress to increase security around the Capitol building right away. On Saturday morning, more jersey barriers were added to the area off of Constitution Avenue where the attack took place, but the union wants to hire hundreds of new officers and retrain those already on the force.


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