Police detain more than 52 people during and after the incidents in the vicinity of the Capitol
A woman who participated in the assault on the United States Capitol has allegedly died after being shot by security forces inside the legislative headquarters, without the circumstances of this event being clear at the moment, reports the NBC News network.
The woman has been identified as Ashli Babbitt, according to the Fox News television network, a veteran of the US Air Force and a resident of San Diego. The Washington Police have confirmed that she has been killed by the Police.
Babbitt was a strong supporter of the president, Donald Trump, as her husband explained to WTTG-TV, and has been declared dead in a hospital in the area, as confirmed by the spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Police Department , Dustin Sternbeck.
Through a video published on social networks, you can see the mob of protesters inside the Capitol when a shot is heard and a woman, with a banner in support of Trump, falls to the ground, to later be transferred in an ambulance.
On the other hand, a 24-year-old man is critically wounded after plunging into the void on the outskirts of the Capitol, according to sources cited by CNN.
Washington Police Chief Robert Contee has appeared before the media to take stock of protests harangued by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and which have coincided with the certification ceremony of the results of the November elections. .
Contee added that three other people have died from medical emergencies during the Capitol capture, although he has not specified whether the victims were involved in any way in the insurrection.
“A woman and two men appear to have suffered separate medical emergencies, which resulted in their deaths. Any loss of life in the District is tragic and our thoughts are with anyone who has been impacted by their loss,” the police officer stressed.
In addition, according to Contee, the Metropolitan Police have arrested more than 52 people, 26 arrests of which have occurred in the vicinity of the Capitol.
The security forces have seized several weapons, according to Contee, which has also confirmed that there are 14 injured officers, according to US media, two of them in serious condition. In this sense, four people have been arrested for carrying pistols without a license.
Another 47 detainees were violating the curfew or raiding private property.
Also, Contee has reported that they have intercepted two tube bombs, one from the headquarters of the Democratic Party and the other from the Republican Party.
The National Guard has mobilized to try to contain these protests. The Department of Defense has confirmed this deployment “to provide support to federal security forces in the District of Columbia” and that Acting Secretary Christopher Miller is in contact with Congressional leaders.
For her part, the mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, has issued an order to extend the state of public emergency, and with it the curfew in the capital, for 15 more days, coinciding with the inauguration of the president-elect, Joe Biden. , next January 20.