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Police release photos of suspects, offers reward for arrests in U.S. Capitol mob riot; police dispute report that officer died

Updated Friday 9:11 a.m. ET

After issuing an earlier denial, the U.S. Capitol Police released a statement late Thursday night confirming a police officer had died following injuries he sustained while engaging with protesters at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The officer has been identified as Brian Sicnick, 42. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

Updated: 8:41 p.m. ET

U.S. Capitol Police released a statement denying that any officers had died in the uprising at the U.S. Capitol Police building on Wednesday, following reports in multiple media outlets stating that an officer had died of injuries sustained in the uprising.

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

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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Authorities in Washington D.C. have released photos of dozens of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, in an attempt to identify what police say are persons of interest.

Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department shared a number of photos in a PowerPoint document on the department website, showing a chaotic scene at the Capitol building on the day Congress met to confirm the results of the November election. The website describes the people in the photos as persons of interest, suspected of Unlawful Entry.

All of the photos can be found on the Metro Police website.

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The police department is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of any suspects. Anyone with information or who can identify any individuals seen in the photos is urged to call Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099

Police have made dozens of arrests in connection to the uprising, which appears to have directly contributed to at least two deaths.

On Thursday, CNN reported that the unidentified officer “died from events stemming from Wednesday’s riot,” but Capitol Police later issued a statement saying that reports of an officer death were inaccurate.

DC Metro Police

A woman died in an officer-involved shooting after she reportedly tried to climb through a window in the Capitol building on Wednesday. Three others died of what police said were “medical emergencies,” including a 34-year-old Georgia woman.

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