Police Searching for Suspect That Allegedly Pinned Officer with Shield
WARNING: The video below may be disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised.
WASHINGTON – 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.
“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.
On Friday, police released photos of the suspect on Twitter. View them above.
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