The FBI on Thursday released 10 videos of what it describes as the “most egregious” attacks on law enforcement officers during the Jan. 6 Trump-fueled attack on the US Capitol. One officer was killed by insurrectionists during the assault.
Federal authorities have arrested more than 300 individuals who took part in the mob, according to the FBI Washington Field Office. Agents are still struggling to identify some of the most violent suspects who were seen on video assaulting law enforcement agents.
Steven M. D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, urged the public to help them identify the suspects in the newly released videos.
“We know it can be a difficult decision to report information about family, friends, or coworkers, but it is the right thing to do, and the FBI continues to need your help to identify these suspects,” D’Antuono said.
One of the videos depicts a man in a blue mask and gray hair pulling at an officer’s gas mask through what appears to be a narrow door opening as officers try to keep rioters from breaching an entrance of the U.S. Capitol Building. Another short clip shows a man in a beanie and neon yellow face covering beating at an officer with what seems to be a stick or pipe.
The FBI asks that anyone with information on possible suspects call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online.