The Connecticut man arrested by FBI For being charged Washington, D.C., assaulting a police officer Authorities said Wednesday that he was seen on viral videos stuck between doors during the Capitol riots.
Patrick Edward McCauley, 23, was arrested Tuesday night in the White Plains of New York around 7 p.m.
In McCarthy’s primary court on Wednesday, a judge ordered his arrest without bail, citing the suspect as a danger to society.
“What we see in that video from this defendant is extraordinarily disturbing,” said U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Cross.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Gianfordi said the footage clearly connects McCauley with the chaotic attack on Officer Daniel Hodges.
“This video is very clear, you can clearly see the defendant’s face, and you can see Officer Hodges screaming in pain,” Gianfordi said.
McCauley’s defense attorney says the suspect has been unemployed since late 2019 and has been living with his parents, who have argued for 000 150,000, which has been denied.
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Although the aggrieved officer appeared to be Daniel Hodges during the attack, he later told reporters he was happy to do his duty.
“If it wasn’t my job, I would have done it for free,” he said. “It is absolutely my pleasure to suppress a white nationalist insurgency. We will do it as many times as it takes.”
In the charging document, McCahe fitted Hodges’ body between the riot armor and the door to the west terrace, saying, “A separate riot officer violently ripped off Hodges’ gas mask, exposing Officer Hodges’ bloody mouth.”
McCauley is said to have left the Capitol on security cameras after hitting other officers with a shield, the document says.
Messages sent by NBC News for McCahey and his family to publicly listed phone numbers in Ridgefield, Connecticut, were not immediately withdrawn by Wednesday evening.
Supporters of former President Donald Trump, who attended a rally where Trump spoke, rallied the American capital and delayed the formal acceptance of Congress by the electoral college votes won by Joe Biden.
“The brutal attack on Officer Hodges is despicable and not the best American,” said U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin said in a statement.