(RNS) — The Nation of Islam has repudiated last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol that left a police officer dead and another injured and distanced itself from the suspect, after some reports that he was a “follower” of the religious movement led by Minister Louis Farrakhan.

In a Tuesday (April 6) statement, the group said that Noah Green, the assailant who was killed in the attack, sought but did not complete membership in the Nation of Islam. The statement also expressed NOI’s sympathy with the victims, condolences to their families and prayers “for the full recovery of the officer who was injured.”

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