Four dead, 52 arrested after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol

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Four people have died and 52 were arrested as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the US Capitol, Washington, DC, Police Chief, Robert Contee said during a late night press conference.


The dead included a woman who was shot by the US Capitol Police, and one adult female and two adult males who died in “medical emergencies”, Contee said.

Police said both law enforcement and Trump supporters deployed chemical irritants during the occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared Wednesday evening by law enforcement.

Two pipe bombs were recovered, one outside the Democratic National Committee and one outside the Republican National Committee, police officials said.

Police found a cooler from a vehicle that had a long gun and Molotov cocktail on Capitol grounds.

Contee said 14 police officers were injured on Wednesday.

 Credit: Aljazeera

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