The Latest: 4 died as Trump supporters stormed Capitol

The Latest: 4 died as Trump supporters stormed Capitol

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Updated: January 06, 2021 10:23 PM
Created: January 06, 2021 05:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local):
 
11:10 p.m.
 
Four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the U.S. Capitol.
 
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead on Wednesday included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in “medical emergencies.”
 
Police said both law enforcement and Trump supporters deployed chemical irritants during the hourslong occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared Wednesday evening by law enforcement.
 
The woman was shot earlier Wednesday as the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side. She was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and later died.
 
D.C. police officials also say two pipe bombs were recovered, one outside the Democratic National Committee and one outside the Republican National Committee. Police found a cooler from a vehicle that had a long gun and Molotov cocktail on Capitol grounds.

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6:10 p.m.
  
A woman who was shot inside the U.S. Capitol during the 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.
  
Hours later, police had declared the Capitol was secured.
  
- By AP writers Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long


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