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FBI is Investigating 37 People in The Killing of US Capitol Police Officer, Says Report

FILE PHOTO: People hold a prayer vigil in memory of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File photo

FILE PHOTO: People hold a prayer vigil in memory of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File photo

As rioters overpowered Capitol police, Sicknick was pepper-sprayed and hit in the head, his father told Reuters last week. Ambulance crews resuscitated him twice as he was rushed to a nearby Washington hospital. Sicknick died the next day.

The FBI is investigating 37 people in the killing of Brian Sicknick, a police officer who died a day after physically engaging with a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, the New York Times reported on Friday.

As rioters overpowered Capitol police, Sicknick was pepper-sprayed and hit in the head, his father told Reuters last week. Ambulance crews resuscitated him twice as he was rushed to a nearby Washington hospital. Sicknick died the next day.

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

first published:January 15, 2021, 22:36 IST