The FBI released 10 new videos and pictures on “the most egregious assault on federal officers” during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and seeks the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
It’s two months since terrorist extremists attacked the Capitol and committed multiple federal offenses. The FBI has arrested over 300 people who were involved in the Capitol protests, thanks to hundreds of thousands of bits of information from the American public. More than 65 of them were charged with attacking law enforcement officers.
“I want to warn you that these images are disturbing. You will see officers being punched; beaten with sticks, flagpoles, and their own shields; as well as being sprayed with a variety of unknown substances,” Steven M. D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office said, “Speaking as a law enforcement officer—but also as an American citizen—it is alarming to watch these videos.”
D’Antuono also said in a statement, “The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying 10 individuals suspected of being involved in some of the most violent attacks on officers who were protecting the U.S. Capitol and our democratic process on January 6,” he continued “These individuals are seen on video committing egregious crimes against those who have devoted their lives to protecting the American people.”
The videos were released on the same day that a grand jury charged two men on 10 counts of assaulting Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died the day of the riot after being assaulted by the intruders.
Sicknick and other police were reportedly attacked with bear spray during the riot, and the rioter was arrested and charged last week.
According to ABC News, Julian Khater of Pennsylvania and George Tanios of West Virginia have been charged with conspiracy to injure police, assault on federal officers, and civil disorder.