Four dead in riots around the Capitol
According to the police, the riots by Trump supporters at the US Capitol are four people died. A woman was shot by a police officer in the congress building on Wednesday and later died in the hospital, said the chief of police in the US capital, Robert Contee, on Thursday night. “In addition, today three more deaths reported from around the Capitol. One adult woman and two adult men appear different medical emergencies to have suffered that led to her death. “
Contee did not provide any information about who the woman was who was shot in the Capitol. “This is a tragic incident and I condolish the family and friends of the victim,” he said. The incident is being investigated internally by the police. It also remained unclear which medical emergencies were involved.
Contee said the clashes were at least 14 police officers injured been, two of them difficult. One of the seriously injured was pulled into the crowd by demonstrators and attacked there. The second suffered significant facial injuries when he was hit by a projectile.
Contee said two pipe bombs had been found. Be in a vehicle also Molotov cocktails been discovered. Until the evening the police got 52 people arrested – four for illegal gun possession and 47 for violating the night curfew, which came into effect at 6pm. Half of these arrests were made on the Capitol grounds. (dpa)