The Washington, DC, police chief says at least five weapons have been recovered and at least 13 people have been arrested so far in pro-Trump protests.
The mostly maskless crowd stormed the Capitol earlier Wednesday as lawmakers were meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. One person was shot; their condition is unknown.
Police Chief Robert Contee calls the attack a riot.
As darkness begins to set in, law enforcement officials are working their way toward the protesters, using percussion grenades to try to clear the area around the Capitol. Big clouds of tear gas are visible.
Police are in full riot gear. They move down the West steps, clashing with demonstrators.
Mayor Muriel Bowser earlier declared a 6 p.m. curfew.