Medical examiner: Capitol officer died of natural causes

Rioters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. Rioters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. |  Photo: ABC News/File

MICHAEL BALSAMO
Created: April 19, 2021 04:01 PM

The D.C. medical examiner’s office says Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and has ruled the officer died from natural causes.

Sicknick was among five people who died after the riot.

Two men have been charged with assaulting Sicknick during the riot, spraying him with bear spray.

Investigators initially believed he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, based on statements collected early in the investigation, according to two people familiar with the case. 

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