FBI Washington Field Office Seeking Tips Related to Capitol Violence

Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office, issued a statement asking the public for help identifying the perpetrators of assaults on law enforcement officers who were protecting the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Hello. I’m Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.  

It has been two months since our nation’s Capitol was breached by violent extremists who sought to disrupt our democratic process.  

Working with our law enforcement partners, and with the assistance of hundreds of thousands of tips from the American public, the FBI has arrested more than 300 individuals who took part in the Capitol riots on January 6. 

Of those, 65 were arrested for assaulting law enforcement officers.  

While that is a significant number, our work is far from over. We need the help of the American people to continue bringing these criminals to justice.  

Tips from the public have contributed to the identification and arrest of multiple individuals for assaults on officers.  

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 14th 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 5th 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.  

To assist in identifying these suspects, we have compiled and released videos of 10 of the most violent offenders.  

These individuals are responsible for assaults on law enforcement officers who were protecting the Capitol and our democratic process on January 6. 

They are captured on video committing appalling crimes against officers who have devoted their lives to protecting the American people. 

I want to warn you that these images are disturbing. You will see officers being punched; beaten with sticks, flagpoles, and their own shields; as well as being sprayed with a variety of unknown substances. 

Speaking as a law enforcement officer—but also as an American citizen—it is alarming to watch these videos.  

It’s the FBI’s job to identify, locate, and arrest these criminals. We have asked for your help in identifying others involved in violence at the Capitol, and you have delivered.  

We are coming to you again because we know someone out there somewhere will recognize these individuals. 

Along with these videos, we are continuously adding new and updated photos to our Seeking Information Gallery.   

We ask the American people to scroll through the more than 250 unidentified individuals on our website at fbi.gov/capitolviolence. 

If you know any of these people or have information about them, please report it to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.   

We know it can be difficult to report information about family, friends, and coworkers, but it is the right thing to do.  

Law enforcement officers risk their lives each and every day to protect the rights of the American people. Investigating violent assaults on these officers is a priority for the FBI and our partners. 

We are grateful to the public for your help in bringing the perpetrators of these violent acts to justice.  

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