Police Confirm 4 People Died as Trump Supporters Stormed the U.S. Capitol

Authorities in Washington D.C. have confirmed that four people died after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday (January 6). This includes the woman who was shot by a Capitol Police officer amid the chaos. The three others died after separate medical emergencies.

During the insurrection, rioters stormed the Capitol building, breaking windows, attacking police, and ransacking lawmakers’ offices. Capitol building workers took cover along with reporters, lawmakers, and staffers inside. 14 police officers were injured during the incident, and two remain hospitalized.

The FBI also confirmed to NPR that “two suspected explosive devices were rendered safe by the FBI and our law enforcement partners.” There were approximately 52 arrests made on Wednesday, with most of them being related to breaking the 6 pm curfew D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser set in place. Bowser called the incident “shameful, unpatriotic and … unlawful.”

Source: NPR

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