Former Capitol Police Chief: Officer who worked during Wednesday riot dies by suicide


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(AP) — Authorities on Sunday announced the death of a 51-year-old Capitol Police officer.

Two people familiar with the matter said the officer’s death was an apparent suicide.

Officer Howard Liebengood had been assigned to the Senate Division and was with the department since 2005. He is the son of a former Senate sergeant-at-arms.

It was not clear whether his death was connected to Wednesday’s events.

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