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Capitol cop, 51, ‘dies by suicide’ three days after MAGA riots left another officer dead

Capitol cop, 51, ‘dies by suicide’ three days after MAGA riots left another officer dead

  • Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, died while off-duty on Saturday, the USCP announced in a statement 
  • Unconfirmed media reports said Liebengood took his own life 
  • Liebengood is the second USCP officer to die in the days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday 

A US Capitol Police officer has reportedly died by suicide three days after the force was thrown into chaos when Donald Trump‘s supporters stormed Congress.  

Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, died while off-duty on Saturday, the USCP announced in a statement.  

Liebengood had been with the department since April 2005 and was assigned to the Senate Division, the statement said. 

Unconfirmed social media reports claimed that Liebengood, the son of former Sergeant at Arms Howard S Liebengood, took his own life. 

Liebengood is the second Capitol Police officer to die in the days after Trump supporters stormed the building in a bid to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. 

The other officer, Brian Sicknick, died on Thursday after reportedly having been hit over the head by a fire extinguisher during the riots.  

This is a developing story.  

US Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood reportedly died by suicide three days after the force was thrown into chaos when Donald Trump’s supporters stormed Congress (file photo)

Another officer, Brian Sicknick (pictured), died on Thursday after reportedly having been hit over the head by a fire extinguisher during MAGA riots at the Capitol on Wednesday

Another officer, Brian Sicknick (pictured), died on Thursday after reportedly having been hit over the head by a fire extinguisher during MAGA riots at the Capitol on Wednesday 

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