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Woman Shot Inside US Capitol During Riot has Died, Source Say
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By Associated Press
Published 3 years ago on
January 6, 2021

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A woman who was shot inside the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday’s violent pro-Trump protest has died.

That’s according to two officials familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.

The Metropolitan Police Department said it was taking the lead on the shooting investigation. Police did not immediately provide details about the circumstances of the shooting.

Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump breached the security perimeter and entered the Capitol as Congress was meeting, expected to vote and affirm Joe Biden’s presidential win. They were seen fighting with officers both inside the building and outside.

Capitol Complex ‘Secure’

Officials have now declared the U.S. Capitol complex “secure” after heavily armed police moved to end the nearly four-hour occupation by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Lawmakers applauded after the announcement saying “the Capitol is secure” rang out Wednesday evening inside a secure location for officials of the House.

They had been evacuated after thousands of Trump supporters breached the building and skirmished with police officers.

Police Begin Clearing Capitol Grounds

Police have used tear gas and percussion grenades to begin clearing pro-Trump protesters from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol ahead of a curfew in Washington.

Police donned gas masks as they moved in Wednesday evening with force to clear protesters from the Capitol grounds shortly before a curfew took hold. In the moments before, there were violent clashes between the police and protesters, who tore railing for the inauguration scaffolding and threw it at the officers.

Police used tear gas and percussion grenades to break up the crowd, which began dispersing.

Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump breached security perimeter and entered the Capitol as Congress was meeting, expected to vote to affirm Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential win. They were seen fighting with officers both inside the building and outside.

Police said at least one person was shot inside the Capitol; their condition was not immediately known.

The district’s police chief said at least 13 people were arrested, and five firearms had been recovered during the pro-Trump protests on Wednesday.

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