US Capitol riot: Two men and woman who died in Washington D.C. chaos along with Ashli Babbitt are named by cops

TWO men and a woman died in the Washington DC Capitol chaos along with Ashli Babbitt and have been named by cops.

The four victims were identified by officials during a press conference on Thursday morning.

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Acting Chief for the Metropolitan Police Department, Robert Contee III, confirmed that two men and two women died on Wednesday.

This is the latest instalment of the Capitol chaos that has ensued this week.

Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building as lawmakers met to certify the results of November's election on Wednesday.

After lawmakers were allowed back into the building, a joint session of Congress reconvened and an electoral college count of 306 for Biden and 232 for Trump was certified.

A statement was then released from the White House in which the president pledged an "orderly transition" on January 20.

It came following chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday:

  • Senators met to vote and certify the results of the election
  • Protesters broke down fences outside the US Capitol and stormed the building and Capitol buildings were put on lockdown
  • Vice President Mike Pence, followed by Senators, were evacuated
  • A woman was shot among three others amid the violent scenes and was said to be in critical condition
  • Trump told those that sieged the Capitol to "go home in peace"
  • An IED was reportedly found on Capitol grounds
  • The woman who was shot inside the Capitol was pronounced dead

More to follow…

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