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UPDATE: U.S. senator tweets photo of person of interest in Capitol violence

The man pictured is a person of interest in an incident during the Capitol siege on Jan. 6, 2021.
The man pictured is a person of interest in an incident during the Capitol siege on Jan. 6, 2021.(@SenBillCassidy/Twitter)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 2:46 PM MST
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WASHINGTON (KKTV) - Sen. Bill Cassidy released a tweet Tuesday evening stating that the man he had pictured on his social media site was a person of interest in a separate incident during the siege of the Capitol last week, not the shooting death of a police officer.

Earlier Tuesday, he had shared photos of the man, stating that he was wanted in connection with the murder of fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

U.S. Capitol Police say Sicknick was injured while “physically engaging” with protesters and later collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Colorado’s governor ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday to honor Sicknick and another officer.

Law enforcement continues to ask for help identifying those among the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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