A Texas man who reportedly bragged about assaulting police officers during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building has been arrested on multiple charges.
According to KTVT, Daniel Caldwell of The Colony, Texas, was arrested on February 10, over a month after he captured on video admitting to participating in the violent insurrection — and targeting officers with some type of chemical agent.
As the report notes, 49-year-old Caldwell appeared in a video that was posted to the Parler social media site hours after rioters stormed the Capitol.
“They sprayed us with pepper spray. Kept spraying. I was like, ‘Dude, do it again and we spray you back,'” Caldwell reportedly said in the video.
“And he did. And I sprayed back, got like 15 of them.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicnkick died after possible exposure to a chemical agent.
Sicknick was rushed to the hospital after returning to his office following his detail at the Capitol building. He died in the hospital the next day, and investigators reportedly believe he was injured by a chemical agent, possibly bear spray. He also may have been hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, according to multiple reports.
It is not known if Caldwell is believed to have any involvement in Sicknick’s death. According to KTVT, Caldwell has been charged with obstructing law enforcement, assaulting federal officers, knowingly entering a restricted building, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
He has not yet entered a plea.
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[Feature image: Supporters loyal to President Donald Trump clash with authorities before successfully breaching the Capitol building during a riot on the grounds, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)]