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Connecticut Man Charged With Assaulting Officer At Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection

Patrick Edward McCaughey III, as allegedly seen in a YouTube video of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
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Patrick Edward McCaughey III, as allegedly seen in a YouTube video of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Federal authorities say a Connecticut man was charged this week with assaulting a police officer during the U.S. Capitol insurrection.

Patrick Edward McCaughey III can be seen in a YouTube video from the storming, using a clear, plastic police shield to push his way through a line of officers protecting the Capitol.

He’s also been charged with resisting or impeding certain officers or employees, civil disorder, entering restricted building grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

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