One person has been shot at the US Capitol as dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building and violently clashed with police, news agency Associated Press reported on Thursday.
The shooting came as dozens of Trump supporters breached security perimeters and entered the US Capitol as Congress was meeting, expected to vote and affirm Joe Biden’s presidential win. Trump has riled up his supporters by falsely claiming widespread voter fraud to explain his loss.
Here are the live updates:
2:17 am: US National Guard activated to help quell election protests: White House
National Guard, federal police en route to Capitol to assist in ending occupation by Trump supporters
2:08 am: One person shot, wounded inside US Capitol: Reports