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MSNBC Erroneously Reported That Capitol Attack Suspect Was A ‘White Male’

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MSNBC erroneously reported Friday that the suspect in Friday’s deadly car attack at the U. S. Capitol was a “White male.”

During the network’s 2 p.m. ET program “Katy Tur Reports,” NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams provided reporting on the then-unidentified suspect, who had just died.

“The question now is, what’s the condition of the Capitol Police officers who were injured when the man — we’re told it was a White male that was driving the car —  when the man got out of the car and attacked the police officers with a knife,” Williams told MSNBC anchor Katy Tur.

In fact, the suspect was later identified as Noah Green, a 25-year-old Black man from Indiana with ties to Virginia.

MSNBC did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Green allegedly slammed his sedan into two police officers near the Capitol’s North Barricade, an entrance where members of Congress and their aides come and go from the Capitol building.

Sources told Fox News the attack appeared to be of the “lone wolf” variety and added that the suspect… (Read more)

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