Connecticut Man Charged With Assaulting Officer During U.S. Capitol Riots

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The FBI have identified a Connecticut man in connection with the U.S. Capitol riots two weeks ago.

On Tuesday evening, Patrick Edward McCaughey III, was charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; civil disorder; entering restricted building or grounds; and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

Viral footage of Officer Daniel Hodges circulated the internet, showing McCaughey pinning the officer against a doorway as a large group of rioters were trying to break through the line of uniformed law enforcement officers.

The Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, Steven M. D’Antuono, said that he believes out of all the shocking scenes from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, “the savage beating of D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Hodges stands out for the assailants’ blatant disregard for human life.”

As McCaughey pinned the officer to the door, "a separate rioter was violently ripping off the officer’s gas mask, exposing the officer’s bloodied mouth," charging documents state.

The 23-year-old is accused of being in front of the line of rioters seen in the footage and using a clear police riot shield to push the officer's left side

The FBI is continuing to look for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind during the recent unrest.

Written by Edyn Jensen

(Photo: Getty Images)

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