Man Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Police During Riot at U.S. Capitol
On Thursday, FBI agents arrested a 66-year-old Nampa man who the Department of Justice says fought with two police officers and tried to steal riot shields from others during the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Department of Justice on Thursday unsealed a complaint against Duke Edward Wilson of Nampa for his role in the Capitol riot, releasing details on how he assaulted multiple police officers who were defending the capitol building.
The 66-year-old was charged with entering and remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; parading, demonstrating or picketing a Capitol building; obstruction of an official proceeding; and obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder.
In their statement, the DOJ states that court documents allege that Wilson entered the Lower West Terrace tunnel of the Capitol just before 3 p.m. and was part of the group of rioters who pushed through law enforcement officers.
Wilson was seen on body camera footage, surveillance footage and videos on YouTube assaulting an officer from the Capitol Police and another with the Metropolitan Police Department, according to court documents.
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