Capitol Hill Police Officer Dead Reportedly From Suicide | 22 Words

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.

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As 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...

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His supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.

And on Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.

On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...

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Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"

The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...

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And 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...

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With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.

From this, more violence ensued...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

The scenes shocked people all over the globe...

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And 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.

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Chief 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...

However, details surrounding the other 3 fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

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.

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A 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...

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And, 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.

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After 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.

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"After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause."

The statement continued:

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"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.

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The 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.

Following the riots, news emerged that Texan attorney Paul Davis lost his job at Goosehead Insurance.

They revealed the news on Twitter:

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:

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.

He was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Another big rioter was quickly stung.

This time it's the man who was photographed 'taking over' Nancy Pelosi's office.

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.

Well now it sure seems he's paying for his actions...

Then news emerged that a West Virginian lawyer had resigned.

Derrick Evans, a right-wing West Virginia lawmaker, resigned after live-streaming himself storming the government building. Although he had earlier rejected rumors that he would quit or be fired, claiming to have done 'nothing wrong'.

He revealed the news in a statement:

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.

And that he had no intention of his actions putting a "stain on our great Country's Democratic process."

Colt said he has brought shame upon himself.

In a message to CBS, Colt explained:
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.

Both the deaths of rioters themselves and of police officers.

Now another Capitol Hill Police Officer has died.

According to TMZ, Officer Howard Liebengood, who was assigned to the Senate Division, has died from suicide.

Former Capitol Police Chief Terrance referred to the death as a 'line of duty casualty'.

Suggesting that the death, despite reportedly being a suicide, is directly related to the riots...