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Authorities said Friday they arrested an Iowa man who attempted to grab the service weapon from a police officer in the middle of the attack on the U.S. Capitol in January.
Kyle Young, 37, of Redfield, was arrested Wednesday along with Albuquerque Head, 41, of Kingsport, Tenn. Both are accused of assaulting Michael Fanone, a Washington, D.C., cop who was dragged down the steps of the Capitol, electrocuted and beaten unconscious by the mob.
Indicted with Head and Young was Thomas Sibick, 35, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was already charged with beating Fanone and stealing the officer’s badge and radio. The indictment, unsealed Wednesday, was made public Friday.
All three men face a slew of charges including obstruction of an official proceeding, civil disorder, assaulting certain officers, and engaging in physical violence in a restricted building. Young also is charged with additional counts of civil disorder, assault on an officer, and robbery.
Daniel Rodriguez, 38, of Fontana, Calif., is accused in a separate indictment of using an electroshock weapon on Fanone.
An attorney for Young did not immediately return a request for comment; an attorney for Head could not immediately be located. Young also is accused of assaulting a U.S. Capitol Police officer identified in court papers only by the initials M.M.
In an interview days after the attack, Fanone recalled hearing the crowd shout “Kill him with his own gun!” as he drifted in and out of consciousness.
“From the first time they engaged, individuals were trying to grab my gun from the holster, putting their hands on top of the gun,” Fanone said.
Thinking it was a “life or death situation,” he appealed to the crowd’s humanity by telling them he was a father. Some in the crowd came forward to protect him until he was dragged to safety by a partner.