A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died following the violence in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, CNN reported, citing multiple sources. Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Winton confirmed the news.
Winton said the officer was a 43-year-old from Virginia. The circumstances of the officer’s death are not yet publicly known.
The police department did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
At least five people, including the officer, have died in connection with the riot, in which a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters violently stormed the Capitol.
Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran, was shot dead by police. Three other people — Benjamin Phillips, 50; Kevin Greeson, 55; and Rosanne Boyland, 34 — died of apparent “medical emergencies,” officials said.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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