At least one person was shot by police in the capitol building Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple reports, after thousands descended on the hill following a “Stop the Steal” rally in which President Trump again claimed the election was stolen from him.
Armed standoff on House floor. Police pointing guns at protestors who have broken glass door
— Erik Wasson (@elwasson) January 6, 2021
Video from the chamber. pic.twitter.com/UKF7MScHKN
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 6, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) told Fox News that he overheard “shots fired” on Capitol Hill police radios, and there are reports of at least one woman being shot in the chest. Trump has tweeted asking his supporters to “remain peaceful. No violence!”
A person on a stretcher just wheeled out with what appears to be a serious injury. pic.twitter.com/wucrpusBzE
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) January 6, 2021
The Senate chamber has also been breached by protestors. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has requested the National Guard, and D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a 6 p.m. curfew.
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Source: National Review