[Updated] Capitol Police Officer Not Dead, Currently On Life Support After Being Attacked at Pro-Trump Mob Riot

A Capitol Police officer remains in critical condition following the riot at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday.

The United States Capitol Police put out a statement correcting an earlier report from CNN that an officer had died.

“Media reports regarding the death of a United States Capitol Police (USCP) officer are not accurate,” the statement said. “Although some officers were injured and hospitalized yesterday, no USCP officers have passed away.”

The police union chief tells ABC News that the officer in question is on life support and still alive.

“We ask that our officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected at this time,” the statement continued. “Should a statement become necessary, the Department will issue one at the appropriate time.”

It was widely-reported earlier that the aforementioned U.S. Capitol Police officer had passed away.

Update: At around 9:30pm Thursday night, the officer was taken off of life support and passed away.

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