Capitol police confirm death of officer following Wednesday’s violent attack
A U.S. Capitol Police Officer died Thursday night after sustaining injuries during Wednesday’s violent riots in Washington D.C., Capitol police confirmed in a statement.
“At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” the statement said.
“Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”
U.S. Capitol Police said his death will be investigated as a homicide by Capitol Police and federal agencies.
“The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague,” Capitol police said. “We ask that Officer Sicknick’s family, and other USCP officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected during this time.”
Members of Congress also expressed their grievances after the death of Officer Sicknick was confirmed.
Sen. Ted Cruz called the death “devastating” on Twitter Friday morning.
“Devastating,” Cruz wrote. “Heidi and I are lifting up in prayer the family of the U.S. Capitol Police officer who tragically lost his life keeping us safe. He was a true hero. Yesterday’s terrorist attack was a horrific assault on our democracy. Every terrorist needs to be fully prosecuted.”
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wrote, “May he Rest in Peace, and we work tirelessly to honor his service to the Congress and our nation.
Officer Sicknick was one of five people that have been confirmed dead following the Capitol building siege.
Air Force veteran, Ashli Babbitt, died Wednesday after being fatally shot by Capitol police inside the Capitol building.
Benjamin Phillips of Pennsylvania, Rosanne Boylan of Georgia and Kevin Greeson of Alabama, died after suffering “medical emergencies,” said Mayor Bowser and D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee during a news conference.
“It didn’t have to be this way,” Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer said. “Now five people have died, including Officer Sicknick. There are so many who should feel utterly ashamed, if they were capable.”
According to Contee, more than 50 Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department officers suffered injuries during the attack, and several officers were hospitalized with serious injuries.
City police officers arrested 70 people Wednesday and Thursday on charges related to unrest, Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department said. Most of those arrests were for violating curfew, with many also facing charges of unlawful entry.
Bowser and other Democrats called for the top security officials at the Capitol to resign after the violent attack. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund handed in his resignation, effective next week. Senate Sargent-at-Arms Michael Stenger also resigned, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
By this weekend, 6,200 National Guard members will be placed in D.C. to support police and security efforts, U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has confirmed.
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Las Vegas Backyard UFO Encounter and Its Connection to Historic UFO Incidents
In a Las Vegas suburb, a family’s experience has put them into the realm of the unexplained. What started as a crashed object in their backyard and sightings of “non-human” beings has now unveiled a captivating connection to two historic UFO incidents—Trinity and Rendlesham Forest.
It was a late April night when the people of Las Vegas witnessed something extraordinary. Multiple witnesses, including law enforcement officers, observed a streak across the sky. Body cam footage from one of the responding police officers displays the spectacle. As reports flooded in from across eastern California, Nevada, and Utah, the American Meteor Society took note, hinting at a spectacle that defied easy explanation.
BREAKING: Police bodycam records UFO crash landing in Las Vegas
Residents call police saying a couple “not human” 8-10ft beings with big eyes in their backyard
Black SUVs reported in area that possibly took aircraft away & all video of backyard blacked out
Watch for yourself pic.twitter.com/0aPMVl7jV0
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) June 8, 2023
Responding to the call, two police officers were dispatched to investigate the strange occurrence. The body camera footage obtained from both officers captured their initial reactions, reflecting a mix of nerves and intrigue.
Conversations between officers and witnesses revealed astonishing claims, with one witness describing a “big creature” standing around 10 feet tall.
While one officer proceeded to inspect the backyard, the video footage from his body camera was redacted by Metro police due to privacy concerns, according to reports. Witnesses conveyed their belief in the sighting, despite expressing skepticism before. Simultaneously, another witness informed the police about an SUV circling the area, potentially adding another layer of mystery to the incident, according to reports.
But this was just the beginning.
As the incident unfolded, an web of connections emerged, drawing parallels to historical UFO encounters that have perplexed and fascinated humanity for decades. Among these, the Trinity Incident stands as a testament to the enduring mystery surrounding UFO phenomena.
The Trinity Incident, which transpired in, July 1945, was set against the backdrop of the world’s first atomic bomb test in New Mexico. Witnesses, present during the event, reported a peculiar sighting, a UFO defying the laws of physics, hovering near the blast. The incident became covered in secrecy due to its connection to the classified Manhattan Project. This led to the rise of speculation about extraterrestrial involvement and their interest in our technological advancements.
Fast forward to December 1980, when another chapter in UFO history was written, Rendlesham Forest, an event that unfolded near the RAF Woodbridge base in Suffolk, England. Military personnel stationed there encountered inexplicable lights and an otherworldly craft nestled amidst the forest. The Rendlesham Forest incident remains one of the most compelling UFO cases on record, captivating the world with its documented evidence, eyewitness testimonies, and subsequent investigations.
Now, as the Las Vegas incident captures global attention, trending on Twitter, its connection to these historical encounters become apparent. The connections are astonishing, a crashed object, sightings of strange beings upwards of 10 feet tall, and eyewitnesses who stand by their claims, just as those who witnessed the Trinity Incident and the events in Rendlesham Forest did.
What does this all mean?
In this connection of past and present, the Las Vegas backyard encounter serves as a gateway into the world of UFOs. It calls the worlds to explore the uncharted territories of the unknown, where the boundaries of our understanding are challenged.
As speculation continues to surround this perplexing event, the encounters with unidentified phenomena and the mention of “big creatures” with large gazing eyes, in a suburban backyard have left the community and investigators perplexed. The quest for answers in this unusual case remains ongoing, as locals ponder the possibility of an otherworldly presence.
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