The FBI said it will target an assailant because it will continue to investigate the death of Brian Sicknick, a U.S. Capitol police officer, who died and was injured in the riots on January 6.
A federal law enforcement source and another source close to the investigation confirmed the news on Saturday.
According to a statement from the Congressional Police, Sicknick, 42 years old, was injured “while in physical contact with demonstrators” and then returned to his departmental office, where he collapsed. He was taken to the hospital and died on January 7.
The agents did not point out the exact cause of the illness, but recently stated that they suspect it was caused by a potential spray-type irritant, such as the bear spray he inhaled during the riot. The investigation into Sicknick̵
According to officials, a video showed someone attacking several police officers, including Sikhnik, with a sprayer. Officials said they had also heard that the suspect discussed the alleged attack before the incident.
Federal authorities have not found the suspect, and the FBI has not released the video to the public.
After a riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, members of Congress prevented Congress from officially accepting the electoral college vote, which pushed the November election to President Biden, which included Sigg. Five people including Sicknick died.
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