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A US Capitol Police officer has died from injuries suffered while reportedly being struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s riots.
Brian D. Sicknick collapsed when he returned to his division office on Wednesday and was taken to the hospital, where he died on Thursday, according to Thursday night USCP news release.
The department said Sicknick was injured “while physically engaging with protesters.”
Two sources told The New York Times that the officer had been struck with a fire extinguisher.
Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in July 2008, the department said.
“The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague,” the department said.
Four other people were fatally injured in the mayhem in Washington, D.C., where masses of Trump supporters easily overtook police to gain entry into the Capitol building.
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