U.S. Capitol secure after pro-Trump mob descends on building, 1 San Diego area person dies in violence


The U.S. Capitol building is now secure as law enforcement drove back crowds outside the building.

A 6 p.m. curfew has gone into effect until 6 a.m. for D.C. in response to the violence.

One woman, who was shot inside the U.S. Capitol, died after pro-Trump supporters descended and breached into the U.S. Capitol building.

The woman was identified by KUSI News in San Diego as San Diego area resident Ashli Babbit, a 14-year military veteran. According to KUSI News, she was a President Trump supporter.

Congress continued the electoral vote count tonight as officials such as former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush condemned the violence at the Capitol.

Associate Press reported that police used tear gas and percussion grenades ahead of the curfew.

As the U.S. Capitol went into lockdown and congressional offices were evacuated, the National Guard was called in.

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser nstituted a curfew from 6:00 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Thursday after the breach.

There was also reports of an armed standoff happening inside the Capitol earlier in the day.

Social media showed pictures of pro-Trump supporters invading lawmakers' offices including sitting in Nancy Pelosi's desk.

President-elect Joe Biden spoke Wednesday afternoon saying "This is disorder. This is chaos. It borders on sedition and it must end now."

He said "I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege."

"America is so much better than what we've seen today," Biden says Wednesday.

"President Trump, step up," Biden says.

Meanwhile, President Trump delivered a pre-recorded message on Twitter saying "We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it. You have to go home now. We have to have peace."

Trump went on to say his supporters were "very special." "We love you," he said.

KNX 1070 News also spoke live with Los Angeles-area Congresswoman Nanette Diaz-Barragan who was sheltering in her office in the House office building -- which is across from the Capitol but connected by tunnels. She was waiting for word on what to do next after the protesters breached the Capitol.

CNN is reporting the National Guard is being activated and sent to D.C. to help with the protests. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany also tweeted saying the National Guard has been called in at President Trump's direction.

AP and CNN were both also reporting one person has been shot at the U.S. Capitol.

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Wednesday afternoon saying "The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building."

One reporter tweeted that he had credible evidence information of armed protesters inside the Capitol.

As pressure mounted for President Trump to condemn the violence, the president tweeted:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has asked for the National Guard to be sent into restore the peace.

AP reports that senators were being evacuated, with some House lawmakers tweeting that they're sheltering in place in their offices.

Washington DC Mayor's office

D.C. Police have told congressional staff members to evacuate the Cannon House Office Building and the building that houses the Library of Congress.

AP reports the Senate has recessed the Electoral College debate after the protestors forced the lockdown at the Capitol.

Thousands of people have descended on the U.S. Capitol as Congress is expected to vote to affirm Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential win. Videos posted online showed protesters fighting with U.S. Capitol Police officers as police fired pepper spray to keep them back.