Federal authorities announced on Wednesday that a man captured on video allegedly using a police riot shield to pin an officer in a door jam during the siege on the U.S. Capitol has been identified, arrested, and charged for his role in the January 6 breach.
Patrick Edward McCaughey III, 23, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, was arrested in South Salem, New York, on Tuesday and charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; civil disorder; entering a restricted building or grounds, and violent entry or disorderly conduct.
Authorities say video evidence shows McCaughey committing crimes inside the Capitol Building, including a viral clip where he can be seen as part of an unruly mob that allegedly assaulted Officer Daniel Hodges of the Metropolitan Police Department.
You’ve seen images of Ofc Hodges crushed in the doorway during the insurrection at the US Capitol. Now we need your help finding the suspect who used a police shield to pin him against the door jam.
Have info? Call the FBI’s Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) @FBIWFO pic.twitter.com/AZt2lylfj9
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 16, 2021
“Officer Hodges begins to cry out in pain as MCCAUGHEY pins Officer Hodges’ body between MCCAUGHEY’s clear police riot shield and the lower west terrace door,” says an affidavit by an FBI Task Force Officer whose name was redacted.
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