Dens. Bill CassidyBill CassidyElectoral College fight splits GOP as opposition grows to election challenge Congress tackles surprising medical bills but issue not resolved Election campaign tears at GOP MORE (R-La.) Released photos of a man wanted in connection with the death of US Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick due to injuries sustained during the Capitol uprising last week.
The Louisiana Republican posted the two photos on Twitter, saying he received them from the Capitol Police.
One of the pictures shows a man with a beard in the mob President Trumpsupporters at the Capitol. In the picture he is wearing a blue hat with the letters “CFD” on it and a gray and black plaid shirt. The other shows a man wearing a red object.
“This man is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of fallen Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick,” Cassidy wrote in the tweet, urging those who recognize the man in the picture to call the FBI at 1-800-225-5324 or visit its tip site.
Capitol Police did not immediately return a request for comment.
The US Capitol Police just shared this picture with me. This man is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of fallen Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick.
If you recognize this man, please call the FBI at 1-800-225-5324 or visit https://t.co/rl0XXPPml6 pic.twitter.com/i9BDi2wBK4
– US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (@SenBillCassidy) January 12, 2021
Sicknick, who served 12 years with the Capitol Police, died last Thursday due to injuries he received “while physically in contact with protesters,” the force said in a statement. Law enforcement officials told Associated Press that Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher while defending the Capitol.
The 42-year-old officer was one of five people killed in the midst of the Capitol attacks last week. During the attacks, pro-Trump rebels stormed the Capitol building to disrupt Congress from certifying the number of election colleges confirming the president-elect Joe BidenJoe Biden Capitol Police Confirm Investigation of Some Officers’ Behavior During Riots GOP Lawyers Told Trump Takes Any Responsibility for Capitol Riots Director of Army Personnel Disputes Capitol Police Chief Account of National Guard Deployment MOREvictory.
One woman died after being shot by another Capitol police officer, and three others died after experiencing “medical emergencies.”
The uprising forced the House and Senate to halt the debate on the election result temporarily and urged lawmakers to evacuate to secure places before police regained control.
Legislators confirmed Biden’s winner hours later when Congress reconvened.
More than 50 Capitol and Metropolitan police officers were injured in the uprising. Another Capitol police officer, Howard Liebengood, who was at the scene, died while free, The force announced and The Washington Post reported in the weekend.
Sicknick’s family released a statement Monday in which he described him as “sweet nature through and through” and said he “loved his job at the U.S. Capitol Police and was very passionate about it.”
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMan seen carrying Pelos’ rostrum during Capitol riots released against K bail Trump and Pence spoke for the first time since Capitol riots The FBI seeks help identifying Capitol rebels carrying Confederate flags MORE (D-Calif.) Ordered that the Capitol flags be flown at half-staff in response to Sicknick’s death.
Trump requested that the White House flag be flown to Half Staff on Sunday after he received criticism for not placing the order more quickly, including from the former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristiePress: Only a week back, why charge him twice? The Hill’s Morning Report – House to accuse Trump this week Trump orders flags for half staff in honor of Capitol police officers MORE (R).