Three people died during the unrest at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday – plus a woman Killed by police bullets When protesters broke through the historic building, Police said in a press statement.
Robert Conte, the Metropolitan Police Chief, said the other three dead – a woman and two men – had apparently died from “medical emergencies”.
Conte said these deaths are under investigation.
The woman who was killed inside the Capitol, was identified as US Air Force Veterinary Ashley BabbittNow, it is part of an investigation where an officer was involved in the shooting, the President said.
Hundreds of President Trump’s supporters, many of them coming from the president’s rally outside the White House earlier, stormed the Capitol. And they sabotaged it.
In all, Conte said 52 people were arrested after supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol while Congress was witnessing the president’s election day loss to former Vice President Joe Biden.
He said that four of them are accused of carrying unlicensed pistols, and one of them is of possession of illegal weapons.
Most of them were accused of violating the curfew from six in the evening until six in the morning imposed by the mayor of the capital, Muriel Bowser.
Conte said more than a dozen policemen were injured in the attack, two of them seriously.
The President said, “You must also be aware that at least 14 MPD officers were injured during the demonstrations.” “One of the members was seriously injured after being stormed into a crowd and was attacked. He is currently in hospital and is being treated for this injury.”
“One of the officers was seriously injured in the face after he was hit by a shell and taken to hospital,” Conte said.
Boozer also said that emergency measures in the nation’s capital will Stay in place for 15 days Even Biden is sworn in as president.