An officer dies of his wounds during a storming of the Capitol


US Congressional Police confirmed that an officer named Brian Secnick died of wounds sustained while confronting President Donald Trump’s supporters’ storming of the Congress building.

The police said in a statement: “The officer was responding to the riots, at the Congress headquarters and was wounded during a physical clash with the protesters.”

The statement indicated that Seknik returned to his unit, where he felt unwell, and was transferred to the hospital before he died there at a later time.

The police had previously denied press reports about the death of a police officer after the clashes in the Congress.

With the death of the officer, the death toll from the storming of the Capitol rose to 5, including 4 protesters.


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