A Capitol Police officer who was injured as rioters smashed their way into the U.S. Capitol died Thursday night, bringing the death toll from Wednesday’s Capitol incursion to five.
“United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” the Capitol Police said in a statement.
“Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the statement said.
This is Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick who died after he was attacked by rioters. He was 42 pic.twitter.com/z1iYVL2Lf2
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) January 8, 2021
Sicknick was the fourth Capitol Police officer in the