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Police officer dies due to injuries sustained at US Capitol

US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died due to injuries sustained during the Captiol riots
US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died due to injuries sustained during the Captiol riots
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A police officer has died from injuries sustained as pro-Trump protestors stormed the Capitol, intensifying questions about the ability of the Capitol police to secure the area.

The U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement that Officer Brian D. Sicknick died Thursday after being injured "while physically engaging with protesters" during the Wednesday riot. He is the fifth person to die in the melee.

Discussions are underway about the president's fitness to remain in office. Meanwhile, President Trump promised an "orderly transition" on Jan. 20 when President-elect Joe Biden is to be inaugurated.


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WASHINGTON (AP) - Four people died as protestors occupied the U.S. Capitol.

Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead on Wednesday included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in "medical emergencies."

Police said both law enforcement and supporters of President Donald Trump deployed chemical irritants during the hours-long occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared Wednesday evening by law enforcement.

The woman was shot earlier Wednesday as thousands tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side. She was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and later died.

D.C. police officials also say two pipe bombs were recovered, one outside the Democratic National Committee and one outside the Republican National Committee.

Police found a cooler from a vehicle that had a long gun and Molotov cocktail on Capitol grounds.


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WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman who was shot inside the U.S. Capitol during the protests Wednesday has died.

That's according to two officials familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

The Metropolitan Police Department said it was taking the lead on the shooting investigation. Police did not immediately provide details about the circumstances of the shooting.

Dozens of protestors breached the security perimeter and entered the Capitol as Congress was meeting, expected to vote and affirm Joe Biden's presidential win. They were seen fighting with officers both inside the building and outside.

Hours later, police had declared the Capitol was secured.


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WASHINGTON (AP) - At least one explosive device has been found near the U.S. Capitol amid a violent occupation of the building by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Law enforcement officials said the device was no longer a threat Wednesday afternoon.

Thousands of supporters of the president occupied the Capitol complex as lawmakers were beginning to tally the electoral votes that will formalize President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Vice President Mike Pence has called on protesters to leave the Capitol immediately, going further than Trump, who merely called for his supporters to "remain peaceful."


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WASHINGTON (AP) - One person has been shot at the U.S. Capitol as dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building and violently clashed with police.

That's according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity amid a chaotic situation.

The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear. The person said the victim had been taken to a hospital. Their condition was not known.

The shooting came as dozens of Trump supporters breached security perimeters and entered the U.S. Capitol as Congress was meeting, expected to vote and affirm Joe Biden's presidential win. Trump has riled up his supporters by falsely claiming widespread voter fraud to explain his loss.

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