Authorities have released two photos of a Trump supporter they want to question over the death of Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick.
One of the photos shows the suspect launching a fire extinguisher that struck a cop on the head while the other shows a bearded man wearing a cap with the letters ‘CFD’ on it.
Investigators have yet to confirm whether the Capitol police officer in the clip was Sicknick, who passed away after getting hit in the head by a fire extinguisher.
Sicknick and other officers were faced off with hundreds of rioters who invaded the Capitol last Wednesday.
The FBI is now asking anyone who may recognize the person in the photos to contact them right away.
“It’s an ongoing investigation. We’re looking at everything,” Steven D’Antuono, the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said.
“It cuts us to the core that one of our brothers past away. There’s a lot of tools and interviews we’re still conducting. We’re reviewing all of that information.”
In a video shared by Daily Mail, a rioter can be seen throwing a fire extinguisher at Capitol Police officers who were trying to stop MAGA supporters marching to the building in a bid to stop the Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
Sicknick still managed to walk away from the commotion but he collapsed hours later. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead the following night.
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement that the Department of Justice “will spare no resources in investigating and holding accountable those responsible.”
Sicknick’s grieving family remembered him as a “lovely, humble soul” who was “very passionate” about his job as a police officer.
Their heartbreaking statement reads: “There really aren’t enough kind words in any language to describe how sweet Brian was. He was truly a lovely, humble soul. We are missing him terribly.
“He was sweet natured through and through. Everyone who met him adored him. He also loved his dachshunds dearly, spoiling them, and ensuring they got the best care possible.
“He also had an incredible work ethic. He was very serious about showing up to work on time and refused to call out sick unless absolutely necessary.
“Our loss of Brian will leave a large hole in our hearts. The tremendous support we have received from the US Capitol Police, the law enforcement community, and the community as a whole has been overwhelmingly warm and generous. We’re very grateful for everyone’s kindness during this difficult time.”
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