In a shocking violence that has shaken the world, four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the U.S. Capitol, the Associated Press reported. Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in “medical emergencies.”
Police said both law enforcement and Trump supporters deployed chemical irritants during the hours long occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared Wednesday evening by law enforcement.
The woman was shot earlier s the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side. She was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and later died. D.C. police officials also say two pipe bombs were recovered, one outside the Democratic National Committee and one outside the Republican National Committee. Police found a cooler from a vehicle that had a long gun and Molotov cocktail on Capitol grounds.
Pro-Trump rioters who overtook the Capitol and stormed past police barricades — took the nameplate from above the door to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, CNN reported. Aides also said the rioters shattered a big mirror in her office. CNN reported earlier that a photo from inside her office suite shows a folder with the words “we will not back down” written on it.
The folder was found after rioters stormed the US Capitol as members of Congress were meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.