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Burgum, Walz direct flags at half staff to honor Capitol attack victim

William "Billy" Evans was killed after a motorist rammed a vehicle and brandished a knife at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The American flag flies at half staff at the U.S. Capitol Building on the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump
The American flag flies at half staff at the U.S. Capitol Building on the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz both directed flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victim of the Friday, April 2, attack on the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Flags in both states are to be flown at half-staff until sunset, Tuesday, April 6.

William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran officer of the U.S. Capitol Police, was among the deceased after a motorist rammed a vehicle into officers and brandished a knife. The attack caused the Capitol complex to go on lockdown, though police did not initially suspect the attack was terrorism-related.

A second Capitol Police officer was injured as well.

Burgum's and Walz's orders follow a proclamation from President Joe Biden which also ordered flags to be flown at half-staff.

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