Police at the U.S. Capitol reported the death of an officer who was injured during the riots. Brian Siknick died of injuries sustained while on duty.
A statement about this was published on the department’s website. The law enforcement officer was called to respond to the situation and was wounded after making physical contact with the protesters, police said. An investigation will be opened into the matter.
Earlier it was reported that more than 50 policemen were injured during the riots at the U.S. Capitol. Several of them were hospitalized with serious injuries. A total of five people became victims of the clashes.