Four die at US Capitol turmoil, 52 detained
Published: 11:27 AM, 7 January 2021 Updated: 03:44 PM, 7 January 2021
the supporters of outgoing United States President Donald Trump have stormed the U.S. House of Representatives in the name of ‘protests’ on Wednesday; Photo: Collected
Washington DC police say four people have died during the storming of the Capitol building on Wednesday local time.
According to BBC, one woman shot dead by police while three others died as a result of “medical emergencies”
So far, more than 52 people have been arrested — 47 of them for violating the curfew.
At least 14 members of the Metro police department were injured. Two were admitted to hospital, one with serious injuries after being dragged into the crowd, and the other was hit by a projectile in the face.
DC Mayor Bowser and police chief Robert Contee hold a press conference about the Capitol Hill protest.
They said the woman who was shot was part of a group of multiple individuals that forced entry into the House room that was still in session.
They were confronted by plainclothes officers, and an officer pulled out a weapon and fired it.
The woman was taken to hospital and declared dead. Her ID is being withheld by authorities until next of kin are notified.
They said of the three other deaths in the clashes at the Capitol grounds, one was an adult female and two were adult males. All three involved unspecified, separate medical emergencies.
Earlier, the supporters of outgoing United States President Donald Trump have stormed the U.S. House of Representatives in the name of ‘protests’, as a result, the whole Senate building became turmoil with the protests of Trump’s supporters. Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has provoked his supporters, alleging of vote-rigging, to march on the Capitol building.
Law enforcement has been forced to block the House of Representatives to bring the situation under control. The process of certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the election to the joint session of Congress was underway there.