Man who died at Capitol Hill riot suffered heart attack while talking to his wife on the phone

by Peter Heck · Jan 7th, 2021 9:40 pm
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Last Updated Jan 9th, 2021 at 8:34 pm

Among the four individuals who lost their lives during Wednesday's riot at Capitol Hill was Kevin Greeson of Alabama. The 55-year-old collapsed while standing with fellow Trump supporters west of the U.S. Capitol building.

According to reports, Greeson was talking with his wife on the phone when he suffered a heart attack and suddenly fell to the sidewalk. Emergency personnel nearby worked desperately to save his life, but never revived him.

Greeson's wife, Kristi, was contacted by authorities who informed her of his passing. Kristi Greeson said Kevin had a history of high blood pressure and that she was concerned about his safety when he decided to attend the event.

"He felt like it was a monumental event in his mind," Kristi Greeson said. "I didn't want him to go. I didn't feel like it was safe."

Other family members remarked that Greeson saw both good and bad in Trump, but appreciated him for standing up for blue collar workers. "He was not there to participate in violence or rioting," they said.

Along with Greeson, three others died during the tumultuous day. Another man and woman died of "medical emergencies" and Ashli Babbitt was gunned down by Capitol Police as she attempted to breach barricaded doors blocking access to lawmakers.


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