Four people have been confirmed dead and dozens arrested after Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police in a bid to stop Joe Biden’s victory from being certified.
According to reports, the sad incident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Dec 6.
The supporters crashed the US Capitol after Trump encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol after a rally earlier in the afternoon.
It was gathered that a female Trump supporter, Ashli Babbit was the first person confirmed dead after she was shot in the chest when she and dozens of other protesters breached security perimeters at the Capitol.
Babbit’s husband revealed her identity to San Diego news outlet KUSI.
Acceding to him, Babbit was a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the Air Force as a high-level security official, a fervent supporter of Trump, and a great patriot to all who knew her.
Though It remains unclear who shot Babbit, witness accounts and videos from the incident suggested that she may have been shot by police while trying to climb through a broken window near congressional chambers.
Speaking about the sad incident, DC Police said that three other people died on Capitol grounds on Wednesday.
Those three deaths were related to unspecified “individual medical emergencies”.
NBC reported that several blocks away from the Capitol, a man was stabbed outside the Trump International Hotel.
Also, many police officers were reportedly injured and law enforcement officials say at least two pipe bombs were found near the grounds.
Meanwhile, after the violence broke out, Trump came out to ask his supporters to remain peaceful.
He posted a video telling his “very special” supporters inside the Capitol that he loves them and understands their pain but urged them to go home.