Riot Suspect Charged With Knocking Cop Unconscious

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports:

New Kent County, Virginia, man was charged in the Capitol riot Wednesday afternoon on multiple counts, including allegations he knocked an officer unconscious.

Paul Russell Johnson, 35, of Lanexa, Virginia, was arrested and appeared in court for his initial hearing on Wednesday. He faces six counts, including inflicting bodily injury on officers, obstruction of law enforcement and engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds.

According to the Justice Department, Johnson was captured on video on January 6 assaulting a U.S. Capitol Police officer. Johnson is accused of pushing and pulling on metal barricades, causing a USCP officer to fall and hit her head on the stairs before losing consciousness.

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