A woman was shot dead during a stalemate in the U Capitol between law enforcement and supporters of President Donald Trump, who broke through the building and forced a lockdown with members of Congress

The protesters, some of whom were seen in body armor, left around Nov.3pm up the steps, ET pushing through barricades, officers in riot gear and other security measures taken in anticipation of the protest

A woman was shot dead in the Capitol and taken to hospital, police said The unidentified woman died later that evening, sources told ABC News

It is unclear what led to the shootings or whether law enforcement agencies were involved Pictures showed officers with guns drawn

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Ok, told ABC News Live that he saw the shooting and allegedly saw police kill the woman
Officials said they swept rooms to make sure there was no equipment A Senate adviser told ABC News that the Senate will resume its session at 8 p.m. and staff have been brought back to the building

After repeated calls from leaders on both sides of the aisle to retrieve his followers, the president posted a video message on Twitter at 4:17 p.m., telling his followers to go home in the same video, continuing to press for unfounded, false ones Claims about the election

“I know you are in pain, I know you are hurt. We had a choice that was stolen from us,” he said, repeating a false claim in the 1-minute taped video, “But you have to go now Go home “

Twitter removed the tweet with the video along with two other tweets at 7 p.m. Twitter announced that it had banned Trump’s account for 12 hours and it will continue to be banned until the tweets are cleared

“Future violations of Twitter rules, including our Civil Integrity or Violent Threat Policy, will result in your @ realDonaldTrump account being permanently banned,” Twitter said in a thread

The tweet came just as Trump’s successor, President-elect Joe Biden, held a press conference to address the situation, urging Trump to tell his followers to stop

“This is not dissent, it is disorder, it is chaos, it borders on turmoil And it has to end now I urge this mob to step back and move on with the work of democracy

The entire DC. The National Guard has been activated to help and several other law enforcement groups, including the Federal Guard, Intelligence, Virginia National Guard, and Arlington, Virginia Police Department are responding to assist the U.S Capitol Police

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said around Nov.4:00 p.m. National Guard on the move According to a source, House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi asked the National Guard to help secure the Capitol

The clashes began when Trump and his allies held a rally earlier in the day calling on the Senate not to ratify the election of President-elect Joe Biden. In the Capitol, protesters moved freely, shouting chants as they ” Trump 2020 “flags waved

“A riot has been called because of the violent behavior towards the police there and their intention to gain access to the Capitol”DC. Robert Conte, police chief of the Metro, told reporters at a press conference

There are reports that at least one protester was on the podium of the Senate Chamber and some were walking door to door asking, “Where the hell are they?” They also reportedly knocked on doors

Around 4:15 p.m., the US The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Capitol Police investigated a suspicious item near the main Republican National Committee building on First Street at around 5:52 p.m. The FBI said in a statement that “two suspected explosive devices from the FBI and Our law enforcement partners have been made sure The investigation is ongoing “

When Trump supporters stormed the building, police officers instructed elected officials, staff and journalists to seek refuge on the spot, in a bulletin sent to Capitol staff later that afternoon, the Capitol Police ordered to people to lock their doors, to remain silent and to silence their electronics

“If you are in a public space, find a place to hide or take cover,” says the bulletin

US. Rep Jim Himes, D-Conn, tweeted, “Police asked us to get gas masks out as tear gas was used in the rotunda” US. Sen Jeff Merkley, D-Ore, tweeted that the electoral college ballot papers were bailed off the ground

“If our capable ground crew hadn’t grabbed them, they would have been burned by the crowd,” he tweeted

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters that the Senate intends to finalize the confirmation of the election tonight

Manchin told reporters he believed they could continue the debate at the Capitol. He said that when we are in the safe lounge with other Senators, it is a “way to bring us together” “

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pelosi, sent a letter to members saying that they would continue with their agenda once the Capitol was vacated

“Members and staff should remain in the Capitol Complex until notified by the United States Capitol Police,” she wrote, “I look forward to seeing you later that evening during this time of great sadness.”

At around 3:20 p.m., the Senate Chamber was reportedly secured, and police said officers were in the process of pushing protesters down from the second and third floors of the rotunda

During the rally earlier in the day, Trump said he would not admit and urged supporters to march to the Capitol He promised the crowd he would be with him but failed to keep his promise and went back to the White House

“We’re not going to let them silence your voices. We’re not going to let them,” Trump told a cheering crowd

As the violation began, Trump tweeted that Vice President Mike Pence “did not have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our constitution,” and “US is calling for the truth!”

Trump tweeted at 2:39 pm, “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement, you are really on our country’s side, stay peaceful!”

At 3:13 pm, he tweeted, “I ask for everyone at the US. Capitol to stay peaceful No violence! Remember WE are the party of the law & Order – respect the law and our great men and women in blue Thank you! “

At 1535 o’clock mPence, which was ushered out of the building, also pleaded on Twitter for Trump supporters to quit

“The violence and destruction in the US Capitol must stop and it must stop now. Everyone involved must respect the law enforcement officers and leave the building immediately,” he tweeted

US. Sen Mitt Romney told reporters who were in a safe position with him: “This is what the president caused this uprising today.” Romney was approached Tuesday by a Trump supporter at an airport

US. Senate Democratic Chairman Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi published around Nov.50 o’clock issued a joint statement and urged Trump to “demand that all demonstrators leave the US Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately ”


Former members of Trump’s inner circle also condemned the president for not doing enough to stop his supporters. Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tweeted that the president’s tweets were not enough

“He can stop this now and has to do just that. Tell these people to go home,” he tweeted

Washington, DC.Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a citywide curfew that began at 6 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. Thursday

“During curfew, no person other than those designated by the mayor is allowed to drive a car or any other means of transport on a street, alley, park, foot, bicycle, run, loiter, stand or motor or some other public place within the district, “said the mayor’s office

During a late afternoon press conference, Bowser called the protests “shameful, unpatriotic” and “unlawful” “

“The Metropolitan Police Department has been deployed to assist the US Capitol Police in restoring order to the Capitol, and our chief of police will be in charge of evacuating and establishing a perimeter around the Capitol,” said they

ABC News’ Allie Pecorin, Trish Turner Allison Pecorin, Jack Date, Ben Siegel and Luke Barr contributed to this report

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