FBI releases 2 new videos from Jan. 6 Capitol riot; seeks help IDing suspects

The FBI released two new videos from the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the United States Capitol in an attempt to identify suspects.

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2021, 8:26 PM

Updated 1,130 days ago

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The FBI released two new videos from the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the United States Capitol in an attempt to identify suspects.
A man in the first video appears to try to rip off a police officer’s gas mask and then appears to pick up a tactical baton and hits officers with it. He is referred to as suspect No. 106.
Another man in the second video appears to be punching officers while wearing gloves with metal knuckles. He is referred to as suspect No. 134.
“The American people answered the call when we asked for their help two months ago in identifying 10 individuals captured on video in some of the most violent attacks on officers who were protecting the U.S. Capitol on January 6,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office in a statement. “As difficult as it is to report family, friends, and co-workers, the American public continues to provide vital assistance to the FBI and our partners in this investigation.”
Anyone who may recognize the two men is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) or use the FBI’s anonymous tip website.
More than 425 people have been arrested since the siege.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up social media tracking to enhance focus on domestic violent extremism. But it is raising concerns about undermining Americans’ civil liberties. DHS in recent weeks has announced a new office in its intelligence branch focusing on domestic extremism and a new center to facilitate what it calls “local prevention frameworks” that can better identify people who may be radicalizing, or have radicalized, to violence.
The agency says it's aware of civil liberties concerns and the focus will be on deterring violence, not policing speech.
Meanwhile, the House voted to create an independent commission on the insurrection. That bill passed 252-175 with support from 35 Republicans. It now heads to the Senate.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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