About a dozen F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security agents in riot gear entered the Dirksen Senate Office Building around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and officers from Washington’s police force headed to the Capitol in a show of force to put an end to violent protests, looting and vandalism by a mob of angry President Donald Trump’s supporters.
At least one Capitol Police officer was caught on video taking selfies with those looters who had broken into the Capitol complex.
The man was wearing a hat and mask, but his green vest clearly said “Police.” His sleeve was marked with the insignia of the Capitol Police.
The moment was captured on a live-stream capturing the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Cops are taking selfies with the terrorists. pic.twitter.com/EjkQ83h1p2
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 6, 2021
At least one person was shot inside the Capitol, Chief Robert J. Contee of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department said on Wednesday. Chief Contee did not immediately provide more information about the person who was shot or the person’s condition.
“I can confirm that one civilian was reported to have sustained a gunshot wound inside the Capitol,” Chief Contee said, adding that the local police would be leading the investigation.
A video posted to Twitter earlier on Wednesday appeared to show a woman being shot inside the Capitol.