FBI arrests Fontana man accused of assaulting police officer during Capitol riot

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Riot police push back a crowd of supporters of President Donald Trump after they stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images)

Riot police push back a crowd of supporters of President Donald Trump after they stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images)

A Fontana man was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday on charges of assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Trump.

Daniel Rodriguez, 38, was accused of injuring a D.C. Metropolitan police officer with an electroshock weapon as the mob of Trump backers was forcing its way into the building in an attempt to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.

In an eight-count indictment unsealed Wednesday, a federal grand jury also charged Rodriguez with smashing a window of the Capitol and carrying deadly weapons — a flagpole and the electroshock weapon — during his unlawful presence in the building.

Rodriguez is also accused of stealing one of the emergency escape hoods stored beneath the seats of members of Congress. Many lawmakers grabbed their hoods — designed for protection in a terrorist attack — as they fled the House and Senate chambers moments before the mob’s arrival.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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