The violent uproar that took place on Wednesday, January 6, as hundreds of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol has claimed its fifth victim—Officer Brian D. Sicknick who died at around 9:30 p.m. ET on the day after the insurrection.
As the violent mob besieged the building, the US Capitol Police department was overwhelmed by the force of the rioters and amidst the chaos, Officer Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. He was later taken to the hospital, but unfortunately did not make it, as reported by New York Post.
A press release put out by the United States Capitol Police read, “Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”
This video of the siege of the Capitol on TikTok is crazy and different than I had seen pic.twitter.com/JXwvKVLjxB
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 7, 2021
In the year 2008, Officer Sicknick joined the Capitol Police and also served in the First Responders Unit of the department. With his death being the fifth one connected to the riots, investigations into Officer Sicknick’s death will continue, said the department’s press release.