A US Capitol Police officer has died today from injuries suffered in Wednesday’s riots. This marks the 5th fatality caused by the Washington D.C. riots. Video below shows the chaotic scene when rioters broke through the police line:
Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips attributed the officer’s death to injuries sustained during the riot
“My heart goes out to the family of the officer and to all who risk their lives every day to protect and serve our communities with dignity and principle.” – Dean Phillips
This is a breaking story, we will post more information as it becomes available.
Update: Fox news claims the officer is struggling for life in the hospital but is not deceased, CNN, ABC, NBC say officer has passed away.Source: New York Post