By a Biometrica staffer
On March 18, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released new information and videos of suspects in the U.S. Capitol Hill riots, and is seeking the public’s help to identify them.
It has been two months since violent extremists breached the U.S. Capitol and committed a litany of federal criminal acts on Jan. 6 2021. The FBI has arrested more than 300 individuals who took part in the Capitol riots, with the assistance of hundreds of thousands of tips from the American people. Of those, more than 65 were arrested for assaulting law enforcement officers.
Still, some of the most violent offenders are yet to be identified, including the ten seen assaulting officers in the video footage that the FBI released on March 18.
“The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying 10 individuals suspected of being involved in some of the most violent attacks on officers who were protecting the U.S. Capitol and our democratic process on January 6. These individuals are seen on video committing egregious crimes against those who have devoted their lives to protecting the American people,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
D’Antuono appealed to the public for help once again. Here are excerpts from the video transcript: “Most recently, your tips helped identify two men involved in discharging a chemical agent that impacted U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police officers. Julian Khater and George Tanios were arrested March 14 and charged with conspiring to injure officers, among other charges. Also identified by a tip from the public was Shane Jenkins, who was arrested March 5 and charged with multiple counts, including assaulting officers with a dangerous weapon. These weapons included a metal pipe, a desk drawer, and a flagpole. These are just three of the violent criminals who are no longer on the streets thanks to your tips. But there are many more out there. Today, I am again asking for your help to identify the perpetrators of some of the most egregious assaults on law enforcement officers.”
If you have any information on the individuals depicted in the videos below, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Please reference the AFO number when calling or submitting information online. To view photos of additional individuals the FBI is seeking to identify, visit fbi.gov/capitolviolence.
Follow the FBI’s Washington Field Office on Twitter at @FBIWFO for updates.