Dramatic new video shows the moment a US Capitol rioter hit an officer in the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s chaotic siege.
The footage obtained by Storyful from Wednesday’s siege shows droves of violent demonstrators storming past a barricade as US Capitol Police desperately tried to keep them corralled on the west side of the building at about 2:30 p.m.
“They broke through, it’s on!” one man is heard yelling as the chaotic clip begins.
Moments later, a rioter tossed the fire extinguisher toward a group of officers below, striking one on the helmet. It’s unclear if the cop who was plunked was Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, 42. He died at a hospital Thursday after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during the melee, two law enforcement sources told the Associated Press.
An investigation into Sicknick’s death is ongoing, the sources said.
Four other people died during the dramatic siege, including a California