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Riot: US Capitol secured, one dead  Capitol Attack
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Riot: US Capitol secured, one dead 

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Jan 2021, 08:58 am

Washington: At least one person was killed as supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the iconic Capitol building and created chaos over his defeat in the polls.

A woman is dead after being shot in the chest on the Capitol grounds, DC police confirmed to CNN.  

Shortly after 1 p.m. ET Wednesday hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they tussled with officers in full riot gear, some calling the officers "traitors" for doing their jobs, CNN reported.

Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated from his chamber.

Multiple officers have been injured with at least one transported to the hospital, multiple sources tell CNN.

An armed standoff took place at the House front door as of 3 pm ET, and police officers had their guns drawn at anyone who was trying to breach it. A Trump supporter was also pictured standing at the Senate dais earlier in the afternoon.

Multiple officers have been injured with at least one transported to the hospital, multiple sources told CNN.

Smoke grenades were used on the Senate side of the Capitol, as police worked to clear the building of the rioters.

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