As the government continues to prosecute people who participated in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, new footage has emerged showing police officers engaging in hand-to hand combat with rioters, illustrating just how intense the violence was in certain areas around the Capitol building that day.
The footage, uploaded to Twitter by NBC News reporter Scott MacFarlane, is taken from an officer's body cam and shows a handful of police facing down a throng of rioters who are trying to overtake them. Throughout the video, police can be seen physically pushing rioters back.
NEW police bodycam video shows the hand-to-hand combat outside the Capitol on Jan 6. And how police fended off some… https://t.co/ZOtF3eQbqd— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane)1619703963.0