The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for the public’s help to identify and locate seven suspects who unlawfully entered the United States Capitol Building and assaulted a DC police officer on January 6, 2021.
The FBI’s Washington Field Office and DC’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) released photographs of seven suspects in the Capitol insurrection who were allegedly involved in the brutal beating of MPD Officer Mike Fanone.
Fanone was among the DC police officers who responded after the US Capitol Police (USCP) invited MPD onto the Capitol grounds, after rioters flooded the building to disrupt the certification of President-elect Joe Biden‘s win.
The officer was beaten by the rioters and was tased repeatedly. “Kill him with his own gun,” the crowd chanted while attacking him, according to Fanone. He was taken to a hospital and was reportedly told by doctors that he experienced a mild heart attack on the day of the incident.
NEW: #FBIWFO & @DCPoliceDept are seeking public's help in identifying those who assaulted MPD Officer Fanone on Jan 6. If you have info, report it to the #FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit photos/videos https://t.co/NNj84wkNJP & reference this photo #s. https://t.co/jOSFC2xmkp pic.twitter.com/8jwA0Hhikc
— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) January 17, 2021
Anyone who has information on the suspects or witnessed any unlawful violent actions at the Capitol or in the neighborhood is encouraged to call the FBI’s Toll-Free Tip Line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). Or they can submit information, photos or videos at fbi.gov/USCapitol.
Alternatively, residents can contact their local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate to share information.
To provide a tip on one of the suspects whose pictures were released by the FBI, those calling authorities are asked to reference the photo number, including the AFO.