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The Most Recent Arrest In The Capitol Riot Is A Man Accused Of Assaulting Police Officers With A Rod.
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The Most Recent Arrest In The Capitol Riot Is A Man Accused Of Assaulting Police Officers With A Rod.


A man from northern Mississippi has been arrested for allegedly assaulting police officers with a metal rod during the Jan. 6 riot at the United States Capitol.

Michael Leon Brock, 54, of Walls, Tennessee, just south of Memphis, was arrested Tuesday after video appeared to show him repeatedly pushing and striking officers with an estimated 4-foot rod as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol during the Electoral College vote certification.

“Oh, my God, he got him good! He got the cop good,” a bystander can be heard saying, pointing out the man in the olive green hoodie, whom prosecutors identified as Brock in charging documents. Additional photos of the man shared by the FBI and collected by online sleuths known as “sedition hunters” show the words “God, Guns, and Trump” on the hoodie.

“GET THE SHIELDS!” “Oh my god! He got him good! He got the cop good... with the green hoodie” Here is the Parler video cited in the affidavit: https://t.co/Gv7Kg2xHp8 pic.twitter.com/wMBaLJxULP — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) July 21, 2021

Brock was charged with assault, resisting or impeding certain officers, and obstructing law enforcement.

As of the six-month anniversary of the attack on July 6, more than 535 people had been arrested in nearly all 50 states, according to the FBI, with at least 185 of those people charged.

On Monday, the first felony sentencing stemming from the Capitol riot occurred when a Florida man was sentenced to eight months in prison followed by 24 months of supervised release.

The attack killed five people and damaged the Capitol building for approximately $1.5 million.

The FBI maintains a list of suspects who are still wanted in connection with the attack, with photos and videos of these people available on the FBI's website.

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