A man arrested on suspicion of being part of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6 has admitted to attacking police officers with a baseball bat while trying to storm the building.
Emanuel Jackson is facing a number of charges including assault on a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon; knowingly engaging in any acts of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds; and knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.
Jackson handed himself in to police on January 18 after images and videos of him at the Capitol were shared by authorities in an attempt to identify those responsible for the siege in which five people died, including a police officer.
According to an affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Riley Palmertree, Jackson was one of the first to gain entry through the Capitol doorway at the Senate Wing entrance on the West side around 2:48 p.m. after the violent crowd overpowered police officers.
Prior to this, Jackson is seen on surveillance footage making a fist and repeatedly striking a U.S. Capitol Police officer while attempting to forcibly enter the building.
At 4:50 p.m, the violent mob, who were armed with various weapons, continued to confront and assault police officers at the West Terrace entrance. Surveillance footage shows Jackson "repeatedly striking a group of both U.S. Capitol and Metropolitan Police Department uniformed officers" with a metal baseball bat.
After handing himself in to police, Jackson admitted to "taking part in the violent protest, identified himself in video and photographs shown to him by law enforcement of himself, and confessed to perpetrating the violent conduct," according to the affidavit.
Jackson is one of a number of people who have been identified and arrested in connection to the deadly January 6 attack.
The FBI said last week they are examining more than 140,000 images and videos which have been sent to them by the public as they continue to find those responsible.
"To those of you who took part in the violence, here's something you should know: Every FBI field office in the country is looking for you," FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D'Antuono said in a statement on Friday, January 15.
"As a matter of fact, even your friends and family are tipping us off. So you might want to consider turning yourself in instead of wondering when we're going to come knocking on your door—because we will."