Officer Dies from Injuries Following Attack on Capitol

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Posted: Jan 07, 2021 8:30 PM
Officer Dies from Injuries Following Attack on Capitol

Source: AP Photo/John Minchillo

UPDATE: 

"Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters," USCP said in a statement. "He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners."

ORIGINAL POST: 

A Capitol Police officer who was injured on Wednesday has reportedly died. The officer's death is the fifth death associated with Wednesday's riot at the nation's Capitol.

CNN first reported the officer's death, but the identity of the officer and details surrounding the injuries were not reported. 

In a tweet, Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips (D) attributed the officer's death to injuries sustained from the riot. 

A large crowd of Trump supporters overtook police officers in order to gain entry. Video shows a number of Trump supporters were attempting to stop individuals from breaking into the Capitol. 

Katie wrote earlier about a Utah man, known for organizing far-left protests, who was spotted in the Capitol on Wednesday. The man had previously been arrested after organizing a demonstration in Utah that ended in a shooting, according to Desert News. The man was seen standing next to Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt inside the Capitol before Babbitt was shot and killed by police.

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is stepping down following Wednesday's events. Sund's resignation is effective January 16, a few days before Biden's inauguration. 

In a new video message, President Trump formally conceded to Joe Biden and committed to a smooth transition of power. The president also condemned the "heinous attack" on the Capitol.