FBI releases new footage of pro-Trump mob attacking police at US Capitol

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The FBI released new footage Thursday of supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacking law enforcement personnel at a riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan.

6, including violent scenes of one man trying to rip a gas mask off an officer and another who appears to punch one in the face.

The videos come amid the agency’s ongoing efforts to identify hundreds of people from across the U.S. who took part in the deadly siege at the Capitol.

More than 300 people have been charged in connection with the attack that left at least five people dead, and additional arrests are expected.

To date, more than 65 have been arrested on charges of assaulting law enforcement officers, the FBI said.

Hundreds breached the U.S. Capitol Building, aproximately 13 were arrested and one protester was killed.

The footage shows 10 men assaulting the U.S. Capitol Police as they tried to prevent the rioters from entering the building.

One of the videos shows a man spraying a group of officers with what appears to be a fire extinguisher, causing them to flee, while another shows a different man physically attacking multiple officers.

In its press release Thursday, the FBI called the 10 individuals some of the “most violent offenders” who have not yet been identified.

The Department of Justice said this month that the investigation into the Capitol attack will likely be one of the largest in U.S. history.

Moreover, the US Secret Service has stopped an armed man from Texas near the vice president’s official Washington DC residence, reports say.

Police say the man was detained near the Naval Observatory and that a long gun, ammunition and several handguns were found in his car that was parked in a DC garage.

The Naval Observatory will be where Kamala Harris resides when longstanding renovations undertaken after Mike Pence left it in January are completed.

Ms Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff are staying at Blair House until the historic building is ready for them to move in.

The arrest of Paul Murray, of San Antonio, Texas, came after police in his homes state tipped-off DC authorities, according to reports.

Murray, 31, was was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a business, possession of unregistered ammunition, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

The US Capitol Police confirmed an alert for a suspect went out to various agencies in the DC area Wednesday afternoon but they have not confirmed what the nature of the intelligence received was.—Reuters

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