DC police seek man suspected of crushing officer in doorway

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(DC Police Dept.)

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Metro police are looking for a man accused of crushing an officer in a doorway as a violent mob of Trump supporters forced their way into the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.

Video shows Officer Daniel Hodges, his mouth bloodied, crying out as he is pinned between a sliding door and the doorframe.

“At that point that’s where I was to support the defense,” Hodges recalled while speaking to CNN. “I ended up getting pinned there by the crowd, there was a guy ripping my mask off and he was able to rip away my baton and beat me with it.”

Hodges said the man who attacked him was “practically foaming at the mouth.” He said he finally managed to escape the situation after another officer cleared some space behind him and pulled him to the rear.

The 32-year-old officer said he had a headache for a week after the riot and may have had a concussion.

“You’ve seen images of Ofc Hodges crushed in the doorway during the insurrection at the US Capitol,” DC Police officials tweeted Friday. “Now we need your help finding the suspect who used a police shield to pin him against the door jam.”

The FBI is asking anyone with information to call their tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).

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