Capitol siege: Four dead after Trump supporters ransack Congress

BBC News- Washington DC police say four people have died during the storming of the Capitol building.

In addition to the woman shot by police, three others died as a result of “medical emergencies”.

DC Mayor Bowser and police chief Robert Contee held a presser about the Capitol Hill protest.

They said the woman who was shot was part of a group of multiple individuals that forced entry into the House room that was still in session.

They were confronted by plainclothes officers, and an officer pulled out a weapon and fired it.

The woman was taken to hospital and proclaimed dead. Her ID is being withheld by authorities until next of kin are notified.

They said of the three other deaths at the Capitol grounds, one was an adult female and two were adult males. All three involved unspecified, separate medical emergencies.

At least 14 members of the Metro police department were injured. Two were admitted to hospital, one with serious injuries after being dragged into the crowd, and the other was hit by a projectile in the face.

So far, more than 52 people have been arrested – 47 of them for curfew violations.

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