U.S. Capitol Goes on Lockdown Amid New Attack

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Tensions in the United States remain especially high at this time. Amid COVID-19, shutdowns, the economic crisis, the policies coming from the Biden White House, etc., a lot of people are on edge. 

The mainstream media also bears some responsibility for the role it’s played in advancing tensions and political divisions in the nation. By this time, many Americans are aware that the media profits from sensationalized, misleading headlines, despite the damage it does in  U.S. society. 

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Yesterday, another attack on the U.S. Capitol took place. According to Breitbart News, the Good Friday attack prompted the Capitol to go on lockdown and the death of a Capitol Hill police officer. 

A Closer Look at the Good Friday Attack on Capitol Hill

Yesterday, the U.S. Capitol went into lockdown mode after 25-year-old Noah Green crashed his vehicle into barriers surrounding the building. After this, Green exited his vehicle and charged at police while armed with a knife. The incident ended with Capitol police officers opening fire on Green who later died. 

The Good Friday incident also sadly resulted in the injury of one Capitol police officer and the death of another. Later in the day, Capitol Hill flags flew at half staff as a tribute to the passing of Officer William Evans. 

After the lockdown on Capitol Hill ended, President Biden released a statement regarding the Good Friday attack. Biden stated that he and his wife felt “heartbroken” upon learning about the attack and the death of Officer Evans. 

Capitol Attacks: Good Friday vs. January 6

Yesterday’s incident marks the second time this year that the U.S. Capitol has faced a direct and intentional attack. Therefore, questions arose yesterday about the incident. Many Americans wondered about the motivations of Green and whether or not he bore any connections to the January 6 insurrectionists. 

Some investigative digging revealed that Green followed communist and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, a leader with connections to Democrats. Furthermore, no reported ties between Green and the January 6 attacks have come out. 

Following the Good Friday attack on Capitol Hill, leaders and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle acknowledged the work of the first responders. America’s leaders also issued prayers and tributes for the officer who passed away yesterday. 

What do you make of the attack against Capitol Hill on Good Friday? Do you think more information about Noah Green will come out in the weeks ahead? Let us know down below in the comments section.