December 1, 2021

Capitol Rioter Who Attacked Cop With Flagpole Arrested After Another Riot Suspect Identified Him

On Wednesday, a Capitol rioter was arrested after he was recognized by one other riot suspect for assaulting a cop with a flagpole.

Court docket data say that Gregory Lamar Nix, 52, was arrested in Cleveland, Alabama, on Wednesday and was charged with a slew of riot-related offenses.

A prison grievance mentioned an individual who’s the topic of “an ongoing FBI investigation” who “minimized his/her own role in the events of January 6” recognized Nix as an individual who stormed the Capitol.

Surveillance video allegedly captured Nix pounding a flagpole into the Capitol’s East Home Doorways on Jan. 6 in an try to achieve illegal entry, then assaulting a Capitol officer with the pole six minutes later.

Nix then tried to smash the East Home Doorways’ glass panes with a black baton at about 2:30 p.m. He then walked into the constructing.

Nix is being charged with participating in bodily violence in a restricted constructing or grounds, civil dysfunction, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding sure officers with a harmful weapon, amongst different costs.

The FBI’s Birmingham Area Workplace is investigating the crime, with help from the FBI’s Washington Area Workplace, the Metropolitan Police Division, and the United States Capitol Police.