Death Toll In US Capitol Riots Rises To Four

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Death Toll In US Capitol Riots Rises To Four
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DEATH toll in US Capitol Building riots rises to four

At least four people have died following riots at the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, when pro-Trump supporters stormed the building. Washington DC police said that three of those killed were victims of “medical emergencies” while a fourth victim was fatally shot by officers. Sources confirmed that at least 52 people were arrested following the riot and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was forced to implement a 12-hour curfew at 6pm in order to clear the area.

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Washington authorities have since released the identity of the woman shot dead as Ashli Babbit, a US Air Force military veteran, from San Diego, with 14 years of service.

“We will not know the cause of death – we believe some type of medical emergency,” Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department chief Robert Contee said on Tuesday night. “The gunshot wound victim … she is the one transported from the scene to an area hospital.”


In a televised address, President-elect Joe Biden described the crowds who stormed the building as like an ‘insurrection’, and said that their behaviour was an ‘assault on democracy.’

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