Death toll rises to five after congressional assault

A U.S. Capitol Police officer died Thursday as a result of the assault on supporters of President Donald Trump in Congress on Wednesday, CNN television reported.

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With that death, there are already five people killed in the incidents, which came as members of Congress gathered to ratify Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November presidential election.

In addition to the policeman, whose identity has not yet been revealed, four of the protesters were killed: Ashli ​​Babbitt, a 35-year-old woman living in San Diego, California; Benjamin Phillips, 50, from Ri, Pennsylvania; Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Alabama; and Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia.

This was announced by Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department chief Robert Contee III at a press conference in which he did not give details of the specific circumstances of the deaths, although three of them were due to a “medical emergency” and another to Filming.

The latter was the case with Babbitt, the San Diego woman who died after being shot by a United States Capitol Police officer, according to a statement from the organization, which is solely responsible for security. the building itself and its surroundings, owned by the government.

In addition to the policeman, whose identity has not yet been revealed, four of the protesters were killed: Ashli ​​Babbitt, a 35-year-old woman living in San Diego, California; Benjamin Phillips, 50, from Ri, Pennsylvania; Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Alabama; and Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia.

This was announced by Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department chief Robert Contee III at a press conference in which he did not give details of the specific circumstances of the deaths, although three of them were due to a “medical emergency” and another to Filming.

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The latter was the case with Babbitt, the San Diego woman who died after being shot by a United States Capitol Police officer, according to a statement from the organization, which is solely responsible for security. the building itself and its surroundings, owned by the government.

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