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Capitol Police officer dies of riot injuries

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/08/21, 12:53 pm

An assailant hit Officer Brian D. Sicknick on the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s melee at the U.S. Capitol, according to two law enforcement officers who spoke to the Associated Press. He has died from his injuries at a local hospital, the Capitol Police said. He is the fifth person to have died in the riots.

How are authorities reacting to the riots? Law enforcement is increasing security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 after mobs invaded the Capitol building while Congress certified the election results, forcing an hourslong lockdown. Police have arrested dozens of rioters, including some who appeared in photos taken inside the Capitol that went viral on social media. About 6,200 National Guard members from six states are deploying to support the Capitol Police for the next 30 days. Authorities have also installed a fence around the Capitol grounds.

Dig deeper: See a photo essay documenting the riots.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2021 04:31 pm

    Do they know who hit him?

    If it is one of antifa or anarchists, they won't be in jail long. Dems have been bailing rioters out of jail.

    The rule of the times: Don't stay in lock down or wear a MASK? Go to jail. KILL someone? Get out of jail free.

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