Two men arrested in New York in connection with the US Capitol siege include the protester who allegedly crushed a cop behind a door and an Upper East Side resident who brought a small arsenal to the riot, federal prosecutors said.
Patrick Edward McCaughey, of Connecticut, was identified by the FBI as the culprit seen on a viral video pushing a plastic shield against DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges as he cries out in pain during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
In a separate criminal complaint, federal prosecutors accuse New York City resident Samuel Fisher of showing up at the riot with several guns — including a rifle — and a bulletproof vest, the document shows.
Fisher and McCaughey were both scheduled to appear in court on the charges on Wednesday.
McCaughey allegedly used a stolen police shield to press Hodges, telling the injured cop “just go home, dude,” the complaint said.
“You are going to get squished,” he’s heard saying. “You see me. Just go home. Talk to your buddies and go home…. Don’t try to use that stick on me. I’m not hurting you.”
According to the complaint, McCaughey later raises concerns about Hodges’ condition.
“Hey you, hey you,” he allegedly said, tapping another trapped officer on the shoulder. “This guy isn’t doing too well.”
McCaughey, who was arrested in Westchester County, was caught on video and photos posted on social media throughout the siege — including selfies — inside and outside the Capitol, prosecutors said.
In his complaint, prosecutors said Fisher posted his intent to attend President Trump’s rally outside the White House a week earlier.
“Gotta make a stand man,” he allegedly wrote on Facebook the day of the riot. “Not gonna be intimidated.”
He also posted a photograph of an automatic-style rifle and a handgun.
“I’m going to the parking garage super early,” he wrote. “Leaving s–t in there maybe except pistol… And if it kicks off I got a Vest and My Rifle.”
In other posts, Fisher allegedly chided conservative GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, saying “all are compromised.”
“Trump has an Ace up his sleeve,” Fisher wrote. “He plays it. The Deep State is arrested and hanged on the White House lawn for High Treason.”