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According to local police, four people, including a woman who was shot by the police, died while supporters of President Donald Trump forcibly occupied the US Capitol

Washington DC police said they also found two pipe bombs following the violence, one outside the Democratic National Committee and one outside the Republican National Committee

They also found a radiator in a vehicle with a “long gun” and a Molotov cocktail on the US Capitol grounds

Washington DC chief of police Robert Contee said police shot the woman when the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol, where police were armed on the other side

The video shows the woman who falls to the ground after she was shot dead in a hall full of protesters and police in the Capitol

One protester told local media that he saw the woman shot dead in the Capitol after police and other police officers warned people to come back

“Well, we had stormed into the chambers and there was a young lady rushing to the windows A number of cops and intelligence agencies said, ‘go back, go down, get out of the way'”he said

“She ignored the call and when we ran up to people and pulled them back, they shot her in the neck and she fell back on me”

The other three deaths, which included another woman and two men, were due to separate “medical emergencies,” Chief Contee

said

“Until these people are seen in the chief physician’s office, we won’t know the exact cause of death,” he said

“We believe there was some sort of medical emergency for each of them, but that too is very preliminary”

He said police arrested 52 people, 47 of whom were due to curfew violations and illegal entry.

“[It was] obviously a chaotic scene that we’ve never seen in this town,” he said

“But I am very proud of my officers, they fought, we answered the call to the federal government and we have restored people’s business “

Both law enforcement agencies and Trump supporters used chemical irritants during the hours of occupation of the building

He said the police had not released the woman’s name because the family had not yet been notified

“This is a tragic incident and I would like to express my condolences to the family of the victim,” he said

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World News – AU – The uprising in Washington DC ends with four dead, including a woman who was shot by police, when a mob broke into the Capitol

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-07/four-killed-in-washington-dc-capitol-riots-pipebombs-found/13039470