Family members of Brian Sicknick, who died following Capitol riots, begged for his death to “not make Brian’s passing a political issue.”
The comments come as sources begin to suggest that the 42-year-old military veteran’s death may have been linked to a medical condition.
According to ABC News:
According to sources familiar with the matter, authorities believe Sicknick’s death was driven by a medical condition. They’re also investigating reports that he was attacked with a fire extinguisher or another item at the Capitol, sources said. So far, reports of an attack haven’t been confirmed and authorities are hoping to locate video or other imagery from the scene.
The family’s statement echoed a similar sentiment:
Many details regarding Wednesday’s events and the direct causes of Brian’s injuries remain unknown and our family asks the public and the press to respect our wishes in not making Brian’s passing a political issue.