Four other people died during Wednesday’s siege of the Capitol, including a 35-year-old woman who was shot inside the Capitol.
A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died after engaging with rioters in Wednesday’s violent insurrection.
“Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement late Thursday. “He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”
Sicknick had served in the USCP since 2008 and was recently in the First Responders’ Unit.
More than 50 law enforcement officials were injured and several were hospitalized, USCP said earlier Thursday.
Sicknick was initially in critical condition when reports of his death surfaced. But USCP confirmed in a statement that he died Thursday at about 9:30 p.m. USCP, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and federal law enforcement will investigate Sicknick’s death.
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