BREAKING NEWS: Capitol cop DIES following MAGA mob riots at Congress marking the FIFTH death from the unrest as police chief resigns
- A U.S. Capitol police officer died Thursday following the riots on Congress
- It is the fifth fatality reported after hundreds of Trump loyalists violently broke their way into the U.S. Capitol hoping to stop Biden’s win
- Dozens of officers were injured in the clashes with the president’s supporters
- On Thursday night, the Capitol Police submitted his resignation
- He had faced criticism for the failure to protect Congress from the mob
- Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving – whose job it is to protect the House, also resigned
A U.S. Capitol police officer has died Thursday after yesterday’s violent confrontations between cops and supporters of President Donald Trump, according to reports.
It is the fifth fatality reported after hundreds of Trump loyalists violently broke their way into the U.S. Capitol seeking to stop the certification of the election of Joe Biden.
The death of the officer was first reported by CNN who said it was confirmed by two Capitol Police sources. The cause of death is not known.
It came as the chief of the Capitol Police submitted his resignation on Thursday night after Nancy Pelosi and the union representing his officers called for him to step aside, following the total failure to protect Congress on Wednesday.
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrierWednesday at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of fraud
Steve Sund, appointed to the role in June 2019, will step down on January 16 – four days before Joe Biden’s inauguration.
His resignation came after that of the Sergeant at Arms, Paul Irving – whose job it is to protect the House.
Four other deaths have stemmed from Wednesday’s unrest.
One woman was fatally shot as by Capitol Police as she breached the the building. Three others died after suffering medical emergencies.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.