WASHINGTON: A United States Capitol Police officer has actually passed away of injuries sustained throughout clashes with a mob of President Donald Trump’s fans who overran a session of Congress, authorities stated late Thursday.
It was the very first police death originating from the violence at the Capitol on Wednesday which saw flag-waving crowds overwhelm authorities and burglarize the legislature.
Four protesters passed away, consisting of a lady who was shot by authorities. Three other deaths were reported on the Capitol premises, however the scenarios stayed uncertain.
Officer Brian Sicknick, a 12-year veteran of the force, was “responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters,” Capitol Police stated in a declaration.
“He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries” on Thursday night, it stated.