Off-duty Capitol Police officer dies in apparent suicide, three days after Wednesday’s riot

A longtime officer with U.S. Capitol Police died Saturday while off duty in what’s being described as an apparent suicide. The officer, Howard Liebengood, was 51. Capitol Police did not reveal a cause of death for Liebengood in its announcement Sunday, but two sources told The Associated Press he died in an apparent suicide. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and colleagues,” reads a statement released by Capitol Police. “We ask that his family, and other USCP officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected during this profoundly difficult time.” Leibengood’s death com…

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