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UPDATE: U.S. Capitol Police officer dies after being injured during riot

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The United States Capitol Police (USCP) officer who was hurt during Wednesday's riot at the U.S. Capitol building has died.

Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Capitol Police say Sicknick was hurt while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. Sicknick was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

The Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch will investigate the officer's death, along with Capitol Police and its federal partners.

Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A Capitol Police officer remains in critical condition following the riot at the U.S. Capitol building.

The United States Capitol Police put out a statement correcting an earlier report from CNN that an officer had died.

"Media reports regarding the death of a United States Capitol Police (USCP) officer are not accurate," the statement said. "Although some officers were injured and hospitalized yesterday, no USCP officers have passed away."

The police union chief told ABC News that the officer in question is on life support and still alive.

"We ask that our officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected at this time," the statement continued. "Should a statement become necessary, the Department will issue one at the appropriate time."

A previous version of this story indicated that the officer had died, citing CNN's initial report. That has been removed and replaced with the information given out by Capitol Police.

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