FBI Release Photos of Suspect in Crushing of D.C. Police Officer During Riot

Photos of a suspect in the alleged assault on police officer Daniel Hodges on January 6 have been released by Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI.

Detectives have published two photos of the man they say was involved in the attack on Hodges, who was seen on video being crushed in a doorway during the Capitol riot.

"During the insurrection at the United States Capitol, the suspect assaulted and used a clear police shield to pin MPD Officer Daniel Hodges in a door jam," police said in a statement on Friday.

The man has longish hair and is wearing glasses in the two photos. Investigators are seeking the public's assistance in identifying him.

Capitol riot suspect
The FBI and Washington police released these two images of a suspect over the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. FBI

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that more than 300 people were facing criminal charges as a result of the riot, which left five people dead.

Hodges, the police officer, gave an interview to NBC Washington on Friday saying he was proud of his actions during the riot.

"If it wasn't my job I would have done that for free. It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection," Hodges said. "I'm glad I was in a position to be able to help. We'll do it as many times as it takes."

"They ripped my mask off. Stole my equipment. Beat me up. Sprayed me with everything," Hodges said.

Hodges also said the rioters were "entitled" and expected support from the police.

D.C. Police Officer Daniel Hodges’ bravery has gone viral with a video of him being crushed against a door during the U.S. Capitol riot. ⁠

"If it wasn't my job, I would have done that for free," Hodges said. ⁠https://t.co/bJJb94kD6K pic.twitter.com/cNsaXsTMXR

— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) January 15, 2021

"Some of them felt like we would be fast friends because so many of them have been vocal," Hodges told CNN. "They say things like, 'Yeah, we've been supporting you through all this Black Lives Matter stuff, you should have our back' and they felt entitled."

"They felt like they would just walk up there and tell us that they're here to take back Congress and we would agree with them and we'd walk in hand in hand and just take over the nation. But obviously that's not the case and it will never be the case," he added.

Anyone with information on the suspect in the Daniel Hodges investigation can call D.C. police at (202) 727-9099 or send a message to the Department's text tip line at 50411, or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-225-5324.

A Photo Composite Showing Hodges and Suspect
A photo composite showing police officer Daniel Hodges and images of a suspect in his assault currently being sought by the FBI. Provided by D.C. Police/FBI