US: 4 killed after President Trump supporters storm Capitol building
Those who died included a woman who was shot at by police and succumbed to injuries in hospital, while 3 others died of “medical emergencies” near Capitol grounds during the storming of the Capitol building.
New Delhi: Four people were killed in the violent breach of US Capitol Hill, Washington DC on Thursday as pro-Trump supporters stormed the building and engaged in vandalism.
Those who died included a woman who was shot at by police and succumbed to injuries in hospital, while 3 others died of “medical emergencies” near Capitol grounds during the storming of the Capitol building, Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said.
The woman who was shot and killed has been identified as Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt.
At least 14 members of the Metro Police Department were injured.
So far, more than 52 people have been arrested. Police officers in riot gear continue to guard the streets around the Capitol. Two pipe bombs have been recovered, one from the Democratic National Committee offices and one from the nearby Republican National Committee headquarters.
Earlier, curfew was imposed in Washington DC after supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building. It was imposed as protesters stormed the Capitol Building when the House and Senate met to debate certifying President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election.