Benjamin Phillips Biography — Wiki
Benjamin Phillips was one of the three Trump fanatics who reportedly died during Wednesday’s mob attack on the Capitol as one died from a heart attack, another from stroke and another being trampled in the Rotunda. The three other people who died during the riots on Capitol Hill were identified by police on Thursday.
Benjamin Phillips Age
Benjamin Phillips was 50 years old at the time of death.
Benjamin Phillips died in the Capitol after suffering a stroke
Benjamin Phillips, a computer programmer who traveled to DC with dozens of other Trump fans from Pennsylvania, suffered a stroke. Meanwhile Meanwhile, Roseanne Boyland was ‘trampled in the Rotunda’, her family told DailyMail.com on Thursday after police she had been potentially ‘crushed’ in the mob.
Kevin Greeson, who had high blood pressure, suffered a heart attack ‘in the midst of the excitement’, his family said. Capitol Police were seen performing CPR on her at 5 pm after she collapsed. She was pronounced dead in the hospital a little before 6 pm.
It’s unclear if the two men were among the violent mob who stormed the building like she was.
D.C. police chief announces the names of four people who died during the U.S. Capitol siege — one 35-year-old woman who was shot and killed, and three people believed to have died from medical emergencies during the riots https://t.co/8pP4awO8Eu pic.twitter.com/yq6wcPudRB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 7, 2021
Another woman – 35-year-old air force veteran Ashli Babbitt – was shot dead by Capitol police.
What we know so far about Benjamin Phillips
Phillips was a computer programmer. According to The Inquirer, he described the day as ‘the first day of the rest of our lives’.
‘They should name this year Zero because something will happen,’ his friends claim he said before the riot got underway. Phillips founded the website Trumparoo, where Trump supporters can speak to each other, and organized transport for dozens of people to get to DC from Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
It’s unclear at what point in the day he suffered his heart attack, or if he was married or had children.
Rioters “actively attacked” Capitol police and other law enforcement officers Wednesday with metal pipes, discharged chemical irritants, and took up other weapons against our officers,” Steven A. Sund, chief of United States Capitol Police, said in a statement.