Federal investigators investigating the death of a U.S. Capitol police officer during the January 6 riots have located a suspect in a video spraying a chemical on the officer before he collapsed and died, two people familiar with the case informed The Associated Press. The FBI got a video showing the person spraying Brian Sicknick and other law enforcement officers during the January 6 riots, the sources added. However, they warned that federal agents have not yet identified the suspect by name and that the act has not been directly linked to the death of Sicknick.La idea that Sicknick died after being sprayed with an irritating chemical has emerged in recent weeks as a new hypothesis in the case. Investigators initially believed that Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, according to statements collected at the beginning of the investigation, one of the people and another law enforcement officer reported on the case, but as they have gathered more evidence, the case theory has evolved and investigators now believe that during the Sicknick mutiny he may have been attacked with a chemical , possibly a spray against bears, which may have contributed to his death, the authorities said. People said they could not publicly give the details of an ongoing investigation, so they spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Sicknick died after defending the Capitol against the mob that broke into the building while Congress voted to certify Joe Biden’s election victory over Donald Trump. It came after Trump urged his supporters at the National Mall, the National Monuments Park, to “fight like demons” to reverse his defeat.
translated from Spanish: They identify suspect in policeman’s death in attack on Capitol
February 27, 2021 |