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Capitol Police officer who shot Trump supporter says it was ‘last resort’

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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Capitol Police officer who fatally shot a woman as she tried to force her way into the House of Representatives during the Jan. 6 attack said the shooting was a “last resort” because he believed she posed a threat to members of Congress. “I tried to wait as long as I could,” police Lieutenant Michael Byrd said in an interview with NBC News that aired on Thursday, in what were his first public remarks since the violence. “I hoped and prayed no one tried to enter through those doors. But their failure to comply required me to take the appropriate…

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