Jan. 7 (UPI) — A Capitol Police officer has died and no less than 68 folks have been charged with crimes following a siege by supporters of President Donald Trump on the U.S. Capitol that Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday referred to as “acts of home terrorism and sedition” and requested the Joint Terrorism Process Pressure to analyze.

Throughout a press convention Thursday, Bowser mentioned the mob’s failure a day earlier to cease Congress from certifying the presidential election win by President-elect Joe Biden exhibits democracy prevailed.

“This could ship a transparent message to our nation and the world that regardless of actions of an unhinged president and people who consider the baseless conspiracies which were peddled by him and by different elected officers that the US stays robust,” she mentioned.

U.S. Capitol Police confirmed late Thursday that an officer injured in the course of the siege on the Capitol has died.

Officer Brian D. Sicknick died at 9:30 p.m. attributable to “accidents sustained whereas on-duty,” the Capitol Police assertion mentioned.

Sicknick was injured throughout a bodily confrontation with protesters and collapsed after returning to his division workplace when he was taken to native hospitals, the assertion mentioned, including his loss of life is being investigated by the murder department of the Metropolitan Police Division.

Earlier Thursday, Rep. Dean Phillips, R-Minn., wrote on Twitter that he’d been suggested {that a} U.S. Capitol Police officer had died after sustaining accidents in the course of the riot.

Nonetheless, U.S. Capitol Police in response mentioned the reviews have been “not correct” just a few hours earlier than Sicknick died.

Throughout the siege, one officer discharged their weapon, placing a lady who was transported to a neighborhood hospital the place she was pronounced lifeless. The lady was recognized as Ashli Babbitt, of Ocean Seashore, Calif.

A person and two ladies within the space of the Capitol grounds additionally died Wednesday attributable to medical emergencies, Capitol Police mentioned.

The D.C. Police Division recognized the deceased as Rosanne Boyland, 43, of Kennesaw, Ga.; Benjamin Philips, 50, of Ringtown, Pa., and Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Ala.

No less than 56 officers have been injured in the course of the day, D.C. Police Division mentioned Thursday afternoon. Two remained hospitalized.

The police chief mentioned earlier Thursday that of the 2 officers hospitalized, one was suffered facial accidents from being struck with a projectile and the opposite sustained severe accidents after they have been pulled right into a crowd and assaulted.

“Though some officers have been injured and hospitalized yesterday, no USCP officers have handed away” the assertion mentioned.

The D.C. Police Division mentioned no less than 68 folks have been charged with crimes within the riot that noticed supporters of President Donald Trump have free rein on the Senate flooring and in Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace. Fifty of these arrests resided in 18 states with just one individual arrested from D.C. and 11 from Maryland and Virginia.

D.C. metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee III instructed reporters in the course of the press convention that of the arrests, 41 occurred on Capitol grounds.

Michael Sherwin, performing U.S. Legal professional in Washington, D.C., mentioned at a information convention Thursday that extra prices have been anticipated within the coming weeks.

“That is a superb begin, however in no regard is that this the top,” he mentioned.

Sherwin added that “all prices” are on the desk together with riot and rioting, even suggesting Trump himself could face scrutiny for a rally he held earlier than his supporters breached the Capitol.

“Anybody that had a task, and the proof matches the weather of a criminal offense, they are going to be charged,” he mentioned.

Amongst these charged Thursday, have been Mark Leffingwell, who faces three counts after being accused of attacking an officer on the scene and Christopher Alberts who was charged with one depend of carrying or gaining access to firearms or ammunition on U.S. Capitol grounds.

Capitol Police officer Daniel Amendola mentioned that Leffingwell, 51, punched him “repeatedly with a closed fist” in his police helmet and chest throughout an try and push his approach into the constructing.

Alberts, of Maryland, was seen carrying a bulletproof vest and tried to flee an officer who recognized a bulge on his hip. After he was apprehended, officers discovered he was in possession of a black Taurus G2C 9mm handgun and {a magazine} of ammunition.

Police additionally recovered two pipe bombs, one from the Democratic Nationwide Committee headquarters and one from the Republican Nationwide Committee headquarters, in addition to a cooler in a car on Capitol grounds that contained Molotov cocktails.

Late Thursday, the FBI Washington Discipline Workplace launched photographs of an individual suspected of being behind the bombs and supplied a reward of as much as $50,000 for info that results in their location, arrest and conviction.

U.S. Capitol Police Hazardous Supplies Response Workforce “decided that each gadgets have been, in actual fact, hazardous and will trigger nice hurt to public security,” Steven Sund, chief of Capitol Police, mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “The gadgets have been disabled and turned over to the FBI for additional investigation and evaluation.”

The car bas additionally been cleared of hazards and its proprietor was amongst these arrested for illegal entry of the Capitol grounds, he mentioned, including that they’re at present reviewing surveillance video to determine additional suspects.

Sund has since resigned following requires him to step down because of the assault on the Capitol.

Bowser referred to as for Congress to create a nonpartisan fee to grasp the safety failures and to study why the federal legislation enforcement response was a lot stronger on the protesters over the summer season.

She additionally referred to as on the Joint Terrorism Process Pressure to analyze and prosecute anybody who entered the Capitol, referring to those that stormed the constructing as “home terrorists.”

“What occurred yesterday is textbook terrorism,” she mentioned.

“Extra instantly, we all know that the present president should be held accountable for this unprecedented assault on our democracy,” she added. “What occurred yesterday is what he wished to occur and we should not underestimate that injury that he can do to our democracy within the subsequent two weeks.”

Late Wednesday, Bowser introduced a 15-day emergency order extension throughout a information convention, stating it’ll run via the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Jan. 20 to make sure peace and safety within the metropolis.

The mayor described the siege as “an unprecedented assault” on U.S. democracy incited by Trump.

The D.C. Police Division has launched a slew of photographs from the rally looking for info on these pictured in the course of the illegal entry of the Capitol.

“A few of them should be held accountable for the carnage,” she mentioned.

Requested if the breach of the Capitol constructing was the results of police failure, Bowser mentioned there might be time later to evaluate what occurred however proper now they’re centered on guaranteeing Congress proceedings, which restarted round eight p.m., proceed and town is protected.

“We’ll proceed to focus as a result of clearly, we could have extra occasions on the Capitol and we need to be sure that each lesson discovered from this one is carried out,” she mentioned.