Woman shot in US Capitol protests dies as officials say building now secure

Trump supporters storm the Capitol in scenes liked to an ‘insurrection’ (Image: REUTERS)

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A woman shot in the US Capitol as pro-Trump rioters stormed the building has died, US media reports.

Multiple law enforcement officials confirmed her death to US media.

Reports earlier described the woman as in critical condition.

Pictures earlier showed a woman covered in blood as emergency services treated her on the floor of the Capitol building.

A member of aw enforcement shot the woman, sources told NBC News.

Trump earlier ordered supporters to 'go home' but told them he loved them
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Authorities have since secured the Capitol complex after the day's riots.

It came after a day of violent confrontations as Donald Trump supporters stormed the complex.

A 6pm curfew has been imposed by Washington DC's mayor to clear the streets.

It lasts until 6am Thursday.

President Joe Biden earlier condemned the crowds who stormed the Capitol – likening their actions to an 'insurrection.'

A curfew came into effect at night fall
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He demanded outgoing President Trump order the crowds to disperse, calling their behaviour an 'assault on democracy'.

Trump posted a video on Twitter telling his supporters to "go home."

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But he added that he "loved" them, as he repeated baseless accusations the US Presidential election was "stolen" from him.

Law enforcements destroyed two improvised explosive devices at the Capitol buildings earlier in the day.

Bomb squads cleared two explosives at the complex, including one at the Republican National Committee headquarters, US reports said.

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