4 Deaths Reported Around Capitol Grounds

4 Deaths Reported Around Capitol Grounds 4 Deaths Reported Around Capitol Grounds (Getty)

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 11:26 PM

NBC Washington has reported that there were four deaths on or around the U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday as angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the iconic and historic building in a protest against the certification of Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.

A woman died after being shot at the Capitol; reports said she was an unarmed Air Force vet, identified by Fox News as Ashli Babbit of San Diego.

Additionally, a woman and two men died after suffering medical emergencies around the Capitol grounds, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said.

The cause of death of the three who had emergencies is awaiting reports by the medical examiner, NBC's report said.

Contee said there were also some 52 arrests made in connection with the riot.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser extended a public state of emergency declared earlier Wednesday for some 15 days. There was a citywide curfew after the siege was quelled.