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A United States Capitol police officer died from injuries sustained when he was reportedly hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s riots.
Brian D. Sicknick collapsed when he returned to his division office Wednesday and was taken to the hospital, where he died Thursday, according to the USCP press release Thursday night.
The department said Sicknick was injured “while he was physically involved with the protesters.”
Two sources told The New York Times that the officer had been hit with a fire extinguisher.
Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in July 2008, the department said.
“The entire USCP Department expresses its condolences to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on the loss of him, and regrets the loss of a friend and colleague,” the department said.
Four other people were fatally injured in the chaos in Washington, D.C., where masses of Trump supporters easily outgrew police to enter the Capitol building.
In response to the officer’s injury, Minnesota Representative Dean Phillips wrote on Twitter: “My heart goes out to the officer’s family and to all who risk their lives every day to protect and serve our communities with dignity and principle.” .
More than 50 officers from the Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department were injured Wednesday, authorities said.
Chaos within the corridors of the historic legislative building led to the death of Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who was shot to death by Capitol Police.
Three other people died of medical injuries during the riots on Wednesday.
They were identified Thursday by police and the media as Kevin Greeson, 55, of Alabama, Benjamin Phillips, 50, of Pennsylvania and Rosanne Boyland, a 34-year-old Georgia resident.
News of the officer’s death came when Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund announced his resignation.
Sund will resign on January 16, according to a report by NBC News.
Capitol police came under fire after Wednesday’s rebel mob appeared unprepared.
Footage from the scene shows police backing up and allowing protesters to march through metal barricades and onto the Capitol.