Earlier this week, the world awhole was stunned when dozens of rioters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC.
Now another Capitol Hill Police Officer has been confirmed dead, this time reportedly from suicide.
Rest in peace.
Keep scrolling to learn more.
It's safe to say it's been a historical couple of days in the world of U.S politics.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated.
While it's taken weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."
But it seems one photo in particular from the siege has drawn in attention, for a very specific reason.
via: GettyA man who could be seen protesting inside the Capitol building on Wednesday has been fired from his job, according to VT.
The man was spotted by his employer donning his work ID badge in the images...
via: GettyAnd, shortly after Maryland-based printing company Navistar Direct Marketing officially announced it's decision to fire him.
Navistar Direct Marketing said in a statement that it had been made aware that a man who was wearing a Navistar badge was spotted in photographs inside the Capitol building.
via: GettyAfter reviewing the photos, the employee - whose name has not been made public - was fired.
"Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 during the security breach," the company wrote in a statement.
via: Getty Images"After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause."
The statement continued:
via: Getty Images"While we support all employee’s right to peaceful, lawful exercise of free speech, any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing."
A company spokesperson told Forbes that Navistar has since contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the former employee.
via: GettyThe publication also reports that police identified him on Thursday morning as a person of interest in the unlawful entry into the Capitol building.
A handful more protesters have been fired.
NEW: A Maryland company has terminated one of its employees after he was apparently captured in a picture during th… https://t.co/YaU1ob1NuM— Tre Ward (@Tre Ward)1610038700.0
They revealed the news on Twitter:
This is Paul Davis. Paul is a lawyer. He’s also associate general counsel & director of human resources at Goosehea… https://t.co/T15t82tT4l— Roger Sollenberger (@Roger Sollenberger)1609980629.0
Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead.Then news emerged that Pennsylvania state representative Rick Saccone resigned after his employer, Saint Vincent College, launched an investigation.
Michael Hustava, Saint Vincent's Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, told CNN:
BREAKING: Former state Rep. Rick Saccone has resigned as an adjunct professor at St Vincent College after school's… https://t.co/nRrqgNLEBC— Andy Sheehan (@Andy Sheehan)1610043847.0
As a result of that investigation, Dr. Saccone has submitted and we have accepted his letter of resignation, effective immediately. He will no longer be associated with Saint Vincent College in any capacity.Well then.
Numerous protesters have been arrested too.Including the horned hat-wearing rioter, who became the poster boy of the entire incident, has been arrested and charged.
The FBI got in touch with him.Jake Angeli, whose real name is Jacob Anthony Chansley, was contacted by the FBI before surrendering and handing himself in.
Angeli was charged.
LATEST: The U.S. Attorney's office also arrested Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. "Jake Angeli," Saturday. Investigat… https://t.co/itAwqj30xz— ABC News (@ABC News)1610215373.0
Another big rioter was quickly stung.
@duke_helena @Stopdeletingm14 show ya mom this for me https://t.co/bXW7wDlnx1— ѕℓιм (@ѕℓιм)1610067764.0
He's been identified as Richard Barnett.And the 60-year-old is facing federal charges for his actions on Wednesday, January 6.
A picture of Barnett circulated on social media where he can be seen sitting at Nancy Pelosi’s desk while reclining in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
@duke_helena Holy shit, you "this youd" your mother. 😭🤣 @duke_helena you are a goddamn treasure. https://t.co/nXjZsVYuAW— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1610103170.0
Then news emerged that a West Virginian lawyer had resigned.
Up to six state legislators I'm aware of who were in Wednesday's mob: -MI state Rep. Matt Maddock -MO state Rep. Ju… https://t.co/W8VJiXVVDC— Nathaniel Rakich (@Nathaniel Rakich)1610121486.0
He revealed the news in a statement:
“In the video, Evans identifies himself by shouting, ‘Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!’ and turning the camera on h… https://t.co/Dc1pPWWXYm— Natasha Bertrand (@Natasha Bertrand)1610024029.0
The past few days have certainly been a difficult time for my family, colleagues and myself, so I feel it’s best at this point to resign my seat in the House and focus on my personal situation and those I love. I ... deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians.
And then.Another rioter, who was photographed hanging from the senate balcony, has pleaded for forgiveness.
Josiah Colt claims he just got caught in the moment.
That is Josiah Colt of Boise, Idaho. 100% confirmed. https://t.co/TUHZxMMrV9— Shaun King (@Shaun King)1610039585.0
Colt said he has brought shame upon himself.
Josiah Colt representing for Boise. @boisemayor @BoisePD https://t.co/ZhWuqLWRu4— Aaron Tevis (@Aaron Tevis)1609994802.0
I love America, I love the people, I didn't hurt anyone and I didn't cause any damage in the Chamber. I got caught up in the moment and when I saw the door to to the Chamber open, I walked in, hopped down, and sat on the chair. I said my peace then I helped a gentleman get to safety that was injured then left. While in the Chamber I told the other protesters that this is a sacred place and not to do any damage. Some of them wanted to trash the place and steal stuff but I told them not to and to leave everything in its place. We're still on sacred ground. "I sincerely apologize to the American people. I recognize my actions that have brought shame upon myself, my family, my friends, and my beautiful country. In the moment I thought I was doing the right thing. I realize now that my actions were inappropriate and I beg for forgiveness from America and my home state of Idaho. My intention wasn't to put a stain on our great Country's Democratic process.Well...
But the riots resulted in numerous deaths.
It’s been confirmed that Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood died by suicide. He was among those who responded… https://t.co/TVG4tGwi1V— Lindsay Watts (@Lindsay Watts)1610302550.0
Now another Capitol Hill Police Officer has died.
Another US Capitol Police Officer has died after the insurrection. Officer Howard Liebengood has died by suicide.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1610294716.0
Former Capitol Police Chief Terrance referred to the death as a 'line of duty casualty'.
SECOND OFFICER DEATH. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, who worked Wednesday during the siege, has die… https://t.co/UIzjI4AYGd— Austin Kellerman (@Austin Kellerman)1610298442.0