A man who hit police officers with a car at the Capitol on Friday suffered from hallucinations, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts, the Associated Press reports, citing a source.
According to the source, investigators working to identify the motives of the attack are increasingly paying attention to the mental health of the suspect. They talked to the man’s family. Relatives reported that the man had delusional thoughts.
On Friday, the driver of a car crashed into two officers at a checkpoint near the US Congress building; they were taken to the hospital. According to the police, the man then got out of the car with a knife and did not obey the instructions of the guards. MSNBC reported that at least one person was shot, and the police only informed that the suspect was dead. Also, one of the injured police officers died from injuries.