Feds release photo of MAGA rioter they want to question over the murder of Capitol cop Brian Sicknick on Jan 7
Officer Sicknick who was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher
The FBI released two photos of the alleged suspect in on Tuesday
One photo shows a man wearing a blue knit cap with the letters ‘CFD’
In a another photo the alleged suspect is seen holding onto a red object
The man iss then seen launching a fire extinguisher at a group of Capitol police officers, striking at least one cop who goes down
It’s unclear whether the officer in that video is Sicknick
However, the 42-year-old cop died on Thursday after being struck in the head by the same weapon
The FBI has released two photos of a suspect they want to question about the murder of US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick during last week’s violent MAGA riots in Washington DC.
The first photo shows an older bearded man wearing a blue knit cap with the letters ‘CFD’ stitched on it. The second photo, which does not show the suspect’s face, appears to be a screengrab from a video in which a man was seen launching a fire extinguisher that struck a Capitol police officer on the head.
It has not been confirmed whether the officer in that video was Sicknick, who died on Thursday night after having been hit in the head by a fire extinguisher as he and his colleagues faced off with hundreds of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol the day before.
The FBI has asked anyone who may recognize the man in the photos to contact investigators immediately.
On Monday the disturbing video was released in which a MAGA rioter was seen throwing a fire extinguisher into a group of Capitol Police officers.
At the start of the two-minute clip, a fire extinguisher is seen lying on the ground while dozens of police officers work to fight off a mob of Trump supporters surging toward the Capitol building in a futile bid to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.
A wider grab from the video shows a man walking up to the group of cops with a fire extinguisher in hand
A protester is then seen picking up the extinguisher and walking toward a throng of fellow rioters clashing with cops.
The video cuts to another protester pushing an officer off the ledge of the building – before the man with the extinguisher comes out of nowhere and launches it at the cops. It bounces off the helmet of one officer before striking another, who falls backward. He appears to regain his balance slightly before the clip cuts off.
Last week authorities revealed that Sicknick had died as a result of injuries he sustained during the riots – including a blow to the head by a fire extinguisher.
Sicknick managed to walk away from the melee before collapsing hours later at his division office. He was hospitalized and placed on life support before being declared dead the following night.
In the two-minute clip, officers are seen trying to fight off a chaotic mob of Trump supporters surging toward barriers around the Capitol building. One of the rioters appears to push an officer off a ledge.
Moments later, another rioter comes out of nowhere and hurls the fire extinguisher at the head of police officers in the crowd
At least 20 people have been charged in Washington DC’s federal district court and another 40 have been charged in the local superior court since the siege on the US Capitol, which left five people dead, according to the Justice Department.
Investigators are combing social media images that showed hundreds of people swarming the building, attacking police, stealing computers and artifacts and smashing windows.
The US Attorney’s office in Washington is leading the federal investigation into Sicknick’s murder, with help from the FBI, the DC Metropolitan Police Department and the Capitol Police.
In a statement, Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said the Department of Justice ‘will spare no resources in investigating and holding accountable those responsible’.