Two DC police officers who responded to the US Capitol insurrection have died by suicide, authorities announced on Monday, bringing the total to four officers who have taken their own lives in the aftermath of the January 6 riot.
"Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29,"
Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Kristen Metzger told CNN in a statement.
"We are grieving as a Department and our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hashida's family and friends," Metzger said.
Metropolitan Police Officer Kyle DeFreytag was found dead on July 10, according to department public information officer Sean Hickman.
Hashida had joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 2003 and DeFreytag had been with the department since November 2016.
The deaths mark four known suicides by officers who responded to the Capitol during the attack, and three known suicides by a DC officer specifically.
Dan Evon at Snopes:
We are joined by @LloydGreen9 discussing how Steve Bannon's warning on January 5 that "All hell is going to break loose" could be applied to the Congressional investigations and mounting legal troubles Trump is facing.— Background Briefing w/ Ian Masters (@ianmastersmedia) August 2, 2021
On July 29, 2021, a few days after four police officers testified before a bipartisan committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, a quote supposedly spoken by former U.S. President Donald Trump’s one-time chief political strategist Steve Bannon started circulating on social media, along with messages calling for the select committee to subpoena him:
This is a genuine quote. Bannon said: “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow. Just understand this. All hell is going to break loose tomorrow. It’s gonna be moving. It’s gonna be quick.”
This quote comes from an episode of “Bannon’s War Room” that aired on January, 5, 2021, the day before a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent or delay the certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. You can hear this quote for yourself at around the 29:30 mark of episode 631 of Bannon’s War Room.
ARRAIGNMENT scheduled for 1pm today in Jan 6 case of Anthony Puma of Michigan— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) August 3, 2021
Prosecutors allege Puma posted on Facebook on Jan 5 that "War is coming" and "Hopefully we are storming the House of Representatives tomorrow at 1pm" pic.twitter.com/MWrg5pLlZo