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World FBI pursuing single suspect over death of police officer killed in Capitol riots

02:22  28 february  2021
02:22  28 february  2021 Source:   news.sky.com

A far-right UCLA student who live-streamed the Capitol siege was slapped with federal charges for his role in the insurrection

  A far-right UCLA student who live-streamed the Capitol siege was slapped with federal charges for his role in the insurrection A UCLA student with a history of far-right online activity was charged with storming the Capitol. Federal agents helped arrest 22-year-old Christian Secor with the help of tipsters. One tipster indicated that Secor threw away his phone and bragged he wouldn't get caught. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Christian Secor, a UCLA student who espoused far-right and white supremacist views, was charged by federal authorities for his role in storming the Capitol on January 6.

The FBI has said it is pursuing a single suspect over the death of a police officer who was killed in the Capitol riots.

a close up of a man smiling for the camera: Brian Sicknick's family said he had wanted to be a police officer since he was young © Other Brian Sicknick's family said he had wanted to be a police officer since he was young

Footage shows the person spraying a substance at Brian Sicknick and several other officers during the chaos in Washington DC on 6 January, officials have said.

They added the suspect is also heard discussing the alleged attack before targeting the officers.

The person has not been identified and the FBI has not yet released the video to the public.

A federal law enforcement source and another source close to the investigation confirmed the news on Saturday.

Judge Denies Release of Capitol Rioter Who Argued Lack of Cellphone Made Him Less of a Threat

  Judge Denies Release of Capitol Rioter Who Argued Lack of Cellphone Made Him Less of a Threat Emanuel Jackson allegedly hit police officers with a baseball bat and a judge ruled there were no release conditions that could ensure the safety of the community or law enforcement.There are more than 180 cases against alleged Capitol rioters and prosecutors are increasingly citing the possibility of a future threat when pushing judges to deny their requests for pretrial release. In arguing for his release, Jackson, 20, pointed to the fact he turned himself in to law enforcement, has no criminal history and that communicating with people planning future riots could be challenging for him.

Mr Sicknick, 42, was injured while "physically engaging with protesters" before returning to his division's office after the riot.

He then collapsed before being taken to a hospital where he died the next day.

Investigators initially believed that Mr Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.


Video: Capitol Police officer speaks out for first time after the January 6th insurrection (The Independent)

However, the idea that the police officer died after inhaling a chemical irritant has emerged in recent weeks as a new theory in the case.

The circumstances surrounding Mr Sicknick's death remain unclear and a final cause of death has not yet been determined.

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House Administrative Official Tells Congress Mental Impact of Capitol Riot Could Be Long-lasting

  House Administrative Official Tells Congress Mental Impact of Capitol Riot Could Be Long-lasting Nearly two months after a mob of angry Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, members of Congress are beginning to dive into the fallout from an attack that left five people dead and many more injured. © Samuel Corum/Getty Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

Mr Sicknick was among five people who died when supporters of then-president Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building to stop Congress from formally accepting the Electoral College votes that delivered last November's election to Joe Biden.

Mr Trump had urged supporters on the National Mall to "fight like hell" to overturn his defeat.

Mr Sicknick, who served in the New Jersey Air National Guard before joining the Capitol police in 2008, was honoured by politicians this month.

He also had the rare distinction of lying in honour in the Capitol building's rotunda.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in remarks during the ceremony: "Our promise to Brian's family is that we will never forget his sacrifice.

"Each day, when members enter the Capitol, this temple of democracy, we will remember his sacrifice and that (of) others that day, who fought so hard to protect the Capitol and the Congress."

Mr Trump was impeached on an article charging him with "incitement of insurrection" over the 6 January riot but he was acquitted by the Senate.

Capitol rioter accused of assaulting cops with chemical spray served as Marine, to remain jailed before trial .
A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that a former Marine accused of dousing at least 15 police officers with a chemical spray outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and bragging about it later on video will remain in custody, according to a report. Daniel Ray Caldwell, 49, of The Colony, Texas, will stay behind bars until his trial in Washington, D.C., The Dallas Morning News reported. After hearing testimony during several detention hearings in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson decided no conditions of release would "reasonably assure the safety" of the community.

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