Powered by
Sponsored by

US: Man charged with attack on Capitol dies by suicide

70 people currently face multiple charges for storming the Capitol

us-protests-capitol-ap Trump supporters rally at the Capitol in Washington | AP

A Georgia native, who was charged in connection with the US Capitol riot, shot himself in the chest. A Fulton County medical examiner's report ruled it to be a suicide. The police removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from the home of 53-year-old Christopher Stanton Georgia. Georgia was charged with unlawful entry and violation of a curfew imposed by Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser that took effect at 6 pm. 

Georgia is among the 70 people facing multiple charges for storming the Capitol including violation of the curfew imposed in the city. The offenders could be slapped with a penalty of $1,000 and/or up to 180 days in jail. Georgia, who was arrested on Wednesday, was found in his basement by his wife. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges at a Washington DC Superior Court. 

The FBI. has received more than 100,000 tips about rioters at Capitol Hill consisting of photos and videos; these don't include tips people have submitted by phone. A total of five people died in the January 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump protestors, who sought to reverse election results. This includes a police officer, who succumbed to his injuries while trying to manage the mob vandalising the Capitol. 

📣 The Week is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TheWeekmagazine) and stay updated with the latest headlines