WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police released a statement late Thursday and confirmed that an officer had died of injuries sustained while responding to a pro-Trump riot on Capitol grounds Wednesday.
The officer was identified as Brian Sicknick. According to a the release, Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with protesters.
The agency had previously said that reports of an officer dying by various media outlets were inaccurate, and that several officers were injured and some hospitalized after the unrest Wednesday. However, they said, at the time, that no officers had died as a result.
Four others were also killed during the violence according to Capitol Police, including a woman who was shot in the neck.
Three of the deaths were described as “medical emergencies,” according to Capitol Police.