Law enforcement said Shane Jason Woods became the 500th arrested and the first person accused of assaulting members of the media.
On Thursday, an Illinois man became the first person to be charged for assaulting a journalist. January 6th attack Supporters of then President Donald Trump held a demonstration in the U.S. Capitol. A total of 500 people were arrested for the riots.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Shane Jason Woods, 43, of Auburn, Illinois, also known as Shane Castleman, was also charged with assaulting law enforcement agencies and in restricted buildings. Commit physical violence and other crimes within.
Attorney General Merrick Garland touted the arrest in a statement on Thursday, noting that the department has now arrested 500 people were involved in violence.
“We have now crossed 500 arrested, Including the 100th arrest of a defendant accused of assaulting federal law enforcement officials,” Garland said.
“This morning, we arrested our first defendant on charges including assaulting a member of the news media.”
The riot killed five people, one of them Congress Police.
Garland said: “The Ministry of Justice will continue to pay attention to the facts of this case and accuse all the responsible persons of the January 6 incident supported by the evidence.”
According to court documents, Woods was recorded in the video, he was wearing trump card Baseball cap and Trump face mask, walking while walking Restricted area of the Capitol, And assaulted a U.S. Congressman, causing her to trip and fall to the ground.
Allegedly, Woods was also captured by reporters who were filming the Capitol attack and was one of a large group of people who “yelled inflammatory remarks” to the news media.
The FBI stated that in a video, Woods could be seen “walking around a photographer in blue jeans and a blue jacket” and then fell the photographer to the ground.
The complaint stated that “the attack on the photographer is very similar to the attack on the US Congress police.”
Thugs attacked the parliament building Preventing the joint meeting of Congress proves that President Joe Biden won the election and hopes that Trump will continue to serve as commander in chief.