DC police searching for suspect who used shield to pin officer against doorjamb at US Capitol
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The Metropolitan D.C. Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding the suspect who was caught on camera using a police shield to pin one of their officers against a doorjamb during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.
The horrifying video of Officer Daniel Hodges screaming for help as he faces a violent mob has been viewed around the world.
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"I was worried for my safety. I was unable to defend myself. Like, I said, my arms were bent and they had already ripped away a lot of my equipment. Ripped off my baton. Ripped off my gas mask. They beat me in my face with my baton and I was sucking down OC spray and CS gas all that time, so I was afraid they were going to get my gun. Thankfully, that was on my right side so they couldn't reach it. And I was worried about being crushed by the crowd obviously," Hodges told reporters on Thursday.
Earlier this week, police said Hodges is recovering well.
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(Metropolitan Police Department)
On Friday, police released photos of the suspect on Twitter. View them above.
If you have any information, call the FBI's Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).
WARNING: The video below may be disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised.