Feds release photo of MAGA rioter they want to question over the murder of Capitol cop Brian Sicknick who was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher
The FBI released two photos of the alleged suspect in Officer Brian Sicknick's death on Tuesday
One photo shows a man wearing a blue knit cap with the letters 'CFD'
The other shows the suspect holding onto a red object
The second image appeared to be a screengrab from a video in which a man was seen launching a fire extinguisher at a Capitol police officer
It's unclear whether the officer in that video is Sicknick - who died on Thursday after being struck in the head by the same weapon
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By Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com and Reuters
Published: 10:45 EST, 12 January 2021 | Updated: 15:50 EST, 12 January 2021
The FBI has released two photos of a suspect they want to question about the murder of US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick during last week's violent riots.
The first photo shows an older bearded man wearing a blue knit cap with the letters 'CFD' stitched on it.
The second photo, which does not show the suspect's face, appears to be a screengrab from a video in which a man was seen launching a fire extinguisher that struck a Capitol police officer on the head.
Authorities have yet to confirm whether the officer in that video was Sicknick, who died on Thursday night after having been hit in the head by a fire extinguisher as he and his colleagues faced off with hundreds of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol the day before.
The FBI has asked anyone who may recognize the man in the photos to contact investigators immediately.
Steven D'Antuono, the head of the FBI's Washington Field Office, was asked about the case at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon but declined to offer additional details.
'It's an ongoing investigation. We're looking at everything,' D'Antuono said. 'It cuts us to the core that one of our brothers past away. There's a lot of tools and interviews we're still conducting. We're reviewing all of that information.'