Four people have died and 52 have been arrested after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Baidan’s election victory.
This was stated by the chief of police of Washington, Robert Conti.
At a late-night press conference, Conti said 47 of the 52 arrests were related to violations of the curfew imposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser. 26 people were arrested on the grounds of the Capitol.
Several more people were arrested on charges of carrying unlicensed or prohibited firearms.
Conti also said that two tube bombs were found at the headquarters of the national committees of the Republican and Democratic parties, and a refrigerator with Molotov cocktails was found in a car on the territory of the Capitol.
The chief of police declined to name the woman who was shot dead by a Capitol police officer, saying that her next of kin had not yet been notified of her death.
He added that three more people died on Wednesday due to medical emergencies, and 14 police officers were injured, two of them are still in the hospital.