Prosecutors Charge Ex-NYPD Cop Who Attacked Capitol Officer “Like a Junkyard Dog” on Jan. 6

HeadlineFeb 25, 2021

Federal prosecutors have charged former New York City police officer Thomas Webster for assault with a deadly weapon during the January 6 insurrection. Prosecutors say Webster went after a Capitol Police officer “like a junkyard dog — teeth clenched and fists clenched,” beating him with a metal pole and trying to gouge out his eye. Webster is a former U.S. marine and a 20-year veteran of the NYPD who once helped guard City Hall and the mayor’s mansion.

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